17.5 mins before the act of ‘zen balancing’
It is useful to have something to sit on of course – when contemplating the next action amidst the chaos of creation.
And under that seemingly innocuous orange blanket on the bench on the right is the latest incarnation of the ‘Nimm’ chair pattern – ‘Vanimm’. Yes, the blanket is orange! (faded) and yes, the chair is very good indeed. Features a revised ergonomic profile that really must be sat in to believe how comfortable a minimal wooden chair form can truly be.
More on ‘Vanimm’ in due course.
Experience it for real this weekend at ‘Inspired‘
In ‘Space’ at the cutting edge of creation.
Acts of Design & Creation.
The story of the making of Hammerhead RVS.
London Design Festival 2012
Timothy Mark, New Quebec St. London (Marble Arch)
Also with illustrated talk on Tuesday 18th & Thursday 20th
So, if you are up in London for any events during LDF2012 do drop by and take a look.
yeah, long time since, I know…
Many new projects currently underway including 2012 revised pattern of the ‘Nimm’ chair.
Some very exciting exterior bench seating works one of which is a piece about 1/2 size of the ‘Sleeping Dragon’ – mini dragon perhaps?
Perhaps not. It is still 4.5m in all of its curvaceous glory.
Vehicle of Dreams is still on going too.
Possibly some pics soon, who knows…
And, watch out early 2013 for new bronze chair – Kre.
Cutting in the lines of a slight return compound profile.
Turning straight boards of wood into something quite interesting.
Image above shows the creation of a sub-shelf junction on a console table piece (viewed oblique). The drawing section shows the basic 2d contour profile of the layered cuts.
The sum of all the subtle relief sculpted curvatures in the final work adds up to create that certain something else that really makes a piece stand out. At first glance of course it may not be obviously apparent why it may command such a presence, however, the subtle line weight shift transitions turn and roll to accentuate or diminish the edge. The edge holds the outline of the form. The form itself is illuminated in sculptural relief as well as being a tactile object. The shape of the curve is the weight of journey we take through it.
Of course it is one thing to be able to ‘think of a shape’, it is another thing altogether to be able bring that compound shape into a proportional manifest reality.
In essence it is all about layers.
Take a look at this ‘Gap Set’ coffee table piece created by a recent workshop course attendee from a ‘chaircreative’ design
New project gets underway. Details to follow soon.
Where will you go? How will you get there?
Rest assured in the Luxurious way to travel in space without moving.
At the centre…
not quite perhaps as you would expect.
The birth of ‘C^’
There is of course much more and far less in reality to actually see.
So here are a couple of images of the development of the top line edges on the seating areas of new resting points project.
Layered feather/wave seating hollow cuts share some similarities to previous works such as the Razorfish benches. These paired units also feature vertical winglike aerofoil structures (see earlier posts)
Well one did in 1909!
Sussex, wood carver Stephen Spooner lays in the text – for real! on the latest chaircreative project – resting points/pigs will fly.
Words in context by writer in residence - Mark Hewitt.
more pics coming soon…
meanwhile back on earth, back at chaircreative studio world – it is all about edges.
to be more precise – transitions. Fluid flowing feather line edges.
working on the seating structures for the new ‘resting points‘ commission for the Isle of Harty cycle trail at the ‘Raptor Point’ RSPB nature reserve.
Incidentally – A sphere of course, viewed at first has no edges. Until that is perhaps you start to look in more detail at the given surface.