Preparing an unbuilt chair design for construction

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Post by Jeff Myers »

I have sent SDR photos of the model, which he can post. I will likely do measurements of the model as well.

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Post by SDR »

Thanks. (I think in this case, you might take measurements from me, rather than the other way around ?) 8)

I'm sending very minor corrections before we post.

It's fun to see the thing come alive so quickly !

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Here is my model of the ASBH Chair.
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Ahem -- as I said, there are some minor corrections to be made. I'm sending them to you now.


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Oh I know. I thought to share the progress of the design for now.
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Here is the final product,with some work in progress.
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Post by PrairieMod »

Wonderful work by all! I'm wondering if this chair could be considered another of Wright's "Barrel chair" designs? It also seems to exude some very Viennese Secessionist/Wiener Werkstatt qualities. Can't wait to see it built!

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Here are a few renders, yes I threw in a table I designed and the Taliesin III Chair so it would not feel so empty.
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Post by peterm »

Sweet... Jeff- You should change the grain direction on the arms so that it runs front to back, not side to side...

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Post by SDR »

I agree. But I have trouble with that orientation, too, as the rear center of the solid-stock top becomes vulnerable to fracture, glued as it is to the plywood seat shell. In very dry climates -- an overheated room, for instance -- the solid will want to shrink, while the plywood would not.

Jeff also showed the mitered version of the top. That might be the most successful from a technical point of view . . .

Nice renders ! And I like Jeff's table and the other chairs as well. I wonder what that spot of light is doing under the C3 chair in the second and third views ?

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Actually that's the renderings fault. In the model it is oriented front to back,as seen in the photo that shows the top of the chair.

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Post by sjnorris »

Wow! Great work Jeff , can I use your renderings along with SDR's ?

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Post by krietzerjak »

SDR, have you seen the book on George Niedecken by Cheryl Robertson? It has a lot of Wright and Niedecken drawings compared. I know it has both Henry Allen and Bogk furniture shown, Wright's original concepts and Niedecken's revisals as he built them along with additional pieces. He worked on other projects in this same time period, like Meyer May when he added a mural and more furniture. It has been a while since I read this book, and can't find it right now, but this may be some help.

("The Domestic Scene, 1897-1927: George M. Niedecken, Interior Architect", by Cheryl Robertson)

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You can use the renders sjnorris.
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