A piece from Housefish's studio collection which showcases their more experimental and exclusive work. A product that uses materials and techniques that they find interesting, and which attempts to advance the state of art around design. This piece receives a lot more personal, hands-on attention in its production, and may take longer to make and receive.
Via computer modeling, they start with a basic square lounge chair made from solid wood sides, seat, and back. They give it some representative loading conditions and used finite element analysis to measure the stress and strain on all the components. They then applied a generative design algorithm to gradually remove material and stress test the resulting shape. They then run this process thousands of times until all the unnecessary material is gone.
The result is fundamentally similar to how natural selections acts on structures in nature to produce maximum efficiency. Not surprisingly, the Dispersion chair has a form resembling natural organic shapes, like bones or branches. It is startlingly light, delicate but strong-reminiscent of bird skeletons in the collections of natural history museums. Available in either Bleached or Blackened Ash and is shipped fully assembled.
Dimensions: 28″ wide, 27” high, 27” deep. Seat height 16″ at leading edge
Materials: Solid ash. Zero VOC bleached or blackened hard wax oil finish. 100% paper based packaging.
Origin: Made in Denver, Colorado, USA
Advice: Probably not the best choice for busy commercial environments. Ultimate weight limit has not been physically tested.
Lead Time: Normally ships in about 4 weeks.