Holism Chair

LAURA MOLINA

architecture portfolio





Holism chair




Furniture
year: 2014
individual project
UIUC





HOLISM /noun/
Idea that natural systems and their properties should be viewed as wholes not as collections of parts. This often includes that systems function as a whole and that their functioning cannot be fully understood solely in terms of their component parts.


The chair is designed from a set of pieces extracted from a 3/4' oak plywood. This strategy seeks simplicity in design, materiality and execution as well as the efficiency in the design of an ergonomic and organic seat. The ribs of the seat have been glued, creating a one-piece body with no need of sophisticated manipulations of the wood. The parts make up the whole. The strength and balance are achieved from the set and not from the independent parts.



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holismchair img.3. assembling process
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holismchair img.8. assembling process
holismchair img.9. load test