Carbon fibre lounge chair
The aim of this project was to develop and build a chair with fibre composites. Carbon fibre was chosen to challenge its unique properties and also getting benefit of design freedom when working with fibers. This material consumption could be optimized more in order to bring down the finishing price of the chair. Removing the wood frame of the chair and reinforcement of the chair to tolerate all the loads only by the fibers is also an interesting approach for further improvements. Automotive fabrication is also very interesting to be invested. Using robots can speed up the production and the accuracy would be noticeably increasing. The challenges might be limitation of reaching robot arms in angled corners which can be solved by modifying the design or developing costume designed effector for robots to make it possible to reach these areas as well.
Student design project by Tania Araujo and Masih Imani Nia, University of Stuttgart. Tutor: Anja Mader
Design Studio: Material and Structure, SS 16