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Easy Chair

The Easy Chair was an exploration of both working with a CNC routing machine and complex miter wood joinery. The forms for the seat and back were inspired by a common masculine way of sitting where legs are spread slightly apart and the back is in a slight slouching position. The forms were shaped with a CNC router to enforce this type of body positioning.

The frame for the chair then became an exercise in compound angles and complex three-dimensional forms. The chair was originally modeled in CAD and then was constructed first in a full size foam core model and then again in the final wood version. The chair is constructed 100% with solid domestic cherry.

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Owen Read
Industrial Designer Jackson Hole, WY