Loren Kulesus – ICFF

Posted by on May 20, 2010 in Friends, Laser Cutting | No Comments

Laser Cutting Shop recently cut some funky shapes for our good friend Loren Kulesus.  Little did we know the parts were for a paradigm breaking chair currently exhibiting at the 2010 ICFF. Definitely take a moment to read the description and check out the IGNKLYK site

PATHETIC FALLACY Loren Kulesus

PATHETIC FALLACY Loren Kulesus

PATHETIC FALLACY Loren Kulesus

IGNKLYK is a design collective of two Brooklyn based designers, Kenjiro Yamakawa and Loren Kulesus.  Loren Kulesus is a designer based in NYC.  Over the past 10 years he has worked in advertising, automotive, branding, personal electronics, furniture, interactive, and product design.  He is interested in new design paradigms and manufacturing techniques.

The construction of this chair is unique, and the the only known furniture to utilize a free-standing modular mold that allows for many different designs.  The mold is laser cut out of lightweight and sturdy masonite.  The mold pieces are assembled to form a hollow chair in the design you choose to create.  Then a two-part urethane foam is mixed and poured in to 6 holes in the mold.  The foam expands to fill in any air holes, and then it hardens to form a single-piece rigid chair.  The mold is removed, and can be reused and rearranged to form different chairs.  A color dye can be mixed with the foam before pouring to achieve a desired color or effect.  There are many benefits to this innovative production method.  The mold is lightweight and offers a wide variety of configurations for customization allowing the user to choose things like the seating angle and overall dimensions.  The mold is portable and reusable, allowing easy storage while encouraging a do-it-yourself approach to furniture design that allows many configurations within a similar formal vocabulary.  The flexibility of this method is a first in furniture design, and can be applied to almost any seating needs.

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