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Chair One #3: Design Origins

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Blog entry by siavosh posted 02-24-2015 03:21 PM 1118 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Mid-Century furniture was one of the main reasons I even got into woodworking. Seeing the clean lines and rich wood colors made me more curious about furniture construction which rapidly took me down the slope to woodworking. Two years later, I now feel fool hearty enough to try to build an MCM chair.

I’ve browsed the web a lot for design elements, and I stumbled onto this one a while back that had a lot of elements I liked, here's the original blog (a furniture restorer I believe):

I couldn’t find any more information on this, or other examples other than the restoring person's blog posts about it.

I’m trying to simplify some of the elements (reduce the number of compound angles), and the result might become more boxy than this one. For the dimensions, I’m trying to copy with slight adjustments the classic Wishbone dimensions, which are graciously provided on the official site of Hans Wegner furniture company.

I’m still trying to figure out what’s feasible with my skills and tools, so the design is in flux, any thoughts would be appreciated!

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#1 posted 02-24-2015 04:29 PM

A beautiful chair.
Hans Wegner was a star.
(Danish also).
Look forward to follow.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 02-25-2015 04:22 AM

Thanks Mads. I’m a huge fan of Danish design!

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#3 posted 02-25-2015 11:41 PM

;-)

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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