1949 Taliesin Origami Chair - Dimensions? Sketches? Drawing?

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peterm
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Post by peterm »

Steel chair (minus the cushion) from the Willey house, fabricated by the Norris brothers. The thin industrial material captures the essence of the folded paper origami:

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Post by Roderick Grant »

How does it compare weight-wise to wood?

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Post by Jeff Myers »

That is truly beautiful.
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Post by KevinW »

I'll take four, in that color.
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Post by Healeyjet »

Wow. Those steel ones are great !
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Post by SDR »

They'd be even heavier than the wood ones, no doubt ? No problem with these blowing over in a gale . . . !

Recall that Mr Wright didn't apply the word "origami" to this design . . .

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Post by peterm »

Extremely heavy!

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Post by SDR »

dtc sends these detail photos. He writes:

These two chairs were a collaboration:

Design by F.LL.W.
Change of scale by John Origillo.
Carpentry by Mike Holubar.
Finish by yours truly.
Leather by Terry Elkins.



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Post by dtc »

pic 1. detail of inside arm with inside back. note there are no 90 degree corners. The top plane of back cushion follows the angle of back crest rail and angle of the arm.

pic.2. detail of front leg with rubber covering the bottom of metal slipper.

pic.3. both chairs with Wright's hex. table.

pic.4. detail of rear leg and back spine.

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Post by peterm »

Lovely!...

And is that your Taliesin lamp modification with no 90 degree angles?

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Post by dtc »

Yes. All 60 & 120 degree angles.
Two are up and running. I still need to build and finish one for the exterior.

The wood is mahogany.
The trunk is a folded miter, mortised and tenon to its base.
Candelabra sockets with 7 1/2 watt bulbs.
Finish is shellac and Johnson paste wax.

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Post by peterm »

Such a good idea for the triangular houses. I think Mr. Wright would have approved!

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Post by dtc »

Peter,
Thanks. I'd like to believe he would have no problem with it.

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Post by Eric James »

Hi Folks, I am new to this discussion post re: the various origami chair designs. Is there a general agreement of which plans are best to purchase?
Thanks!

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