|Project by Geoffrey Young||posted 03-01-2012 02:10 AM||2164 views||22 times favorited||15 comments|
The chair design is part Japanese and part kiwi, the chair is called Jim because at our local badminton club there’s this South Korean guy with some ridiculously long and hard to pronounce name so we just call him Jim.
Had some left over NZ macrocarpa from a TV cabinet i was commissioned to make, i have been wanting to make a chair for ages, i had no work last week so i made this.
The form and the ergonomics were inspired by the 2011 IFDA gold leaf award winning Half chair designed by Woojin Chung of Korea. http://www.asahikawa-kagu.or.jp/ifda2011/en/award-winning-2011.html
The size of the left over material i had influenced the design, the whole black structure of the chair is made from 5×1, the seat i glued two 6×2 together and along with the back rest i shaped with an angle grinder.
Hand Sanded with 100 grit and then 150 grit paper, two coats Danish oil on seat and back, Structure stained with Mirotone black and spray coated with a satin polyurethane topcoat.
I used this colour combination to differentiate between the forms. A couple of mouths ago i had seen a picture in a book of a chair made by Brian Boggs it was a traditional shaker style chair with a woven seat and back in black and golden brown, i just had a look on Brian Boggs website just before posting this and found he had made a chair very similar to my chair, i had never seen that before i made mine, oh bugger. well at least that means i have got the right idea if someone who has been making chairs for years has similar ideas. Most all chars are made the same way it just the details that make em a