Chair Design Series, Part 4

It has been a little over 2 years and the chair design I was close to printing has not been printed. I was having difficulty trying to figure out how to prevent the chair from collapsing in the middle. My goal was to have an entirely 3d printed chair that could be printed on a desktop 3d printer. Some details remain; however, I believe printing can begin this Summer.

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Chair Design Series, Part 2

In this part, I will be making adjustments to the chair following recommendations from a Wood Magazine article, Must Have Measurements For Comfortable Seating; Pallozorodcarlocom; and measurements from sitting in chairs. The adjustments I make will be specific for me. If you are following along, alter dimensions for your personal comfort.

Must Have Measurements for Comfortable Seating chart

Adjustmentcm
ASeat height (from floor)16-18″18 1/8″46.0375
BSeat depth15-18″17″43.18
CSeat width16-20″16 1/2″41.91
DSeat angle0-5°-2°——————
EBack height12-16″16″40.64
FBack angle5-15°10°——————
GDerriere clearance3-8″9″22.86
HArm rest height7-9″Not applicableNot applicable
IArm rest depth8″Not applicableNot applicable
JArm rest width2″Not applicableNot applicable
KArm rest distance19″Not applicableNot applicable

Chair Design Series, Part 1

This is the first of an undetermined number of posts in a chair design series. My goal is to make a completely 3D printed, functional chair based on Enzo Mari’s chair from his book, Enzo Mari – autoprogettazione? My plan is to spend a fair amount of time designing the chair before I begin printing. I will be exploring ways to minimize elements while optimizing a design suitable for printing in a 600 cubic millimeter space. Instructional videos will be included. At the end, I should have a well-designed 3D printed chair and anyone participating should have one as well.

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