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Another interested member wrote, "Maybe this chair is a case of the sum of the parts being greater than the whole...the height of the front of the seat off the
ground, the angle of the seat off the ground, the angle of the back to the seat, the angle your arms rest on the armrests, etc, leave your body in such a pose
that it just feels right." That was after experiencing an Origami at T West, too.
Interesting ... my response was just the opposite. Comfy as it comes. Admittedly, not an easy chair to move, but if you think of it as a lounge chair, it shouldn't be moving anyway. You _do_ have to get used to getting out of them without tipping forward ...Matt wrote:I sat in one of these chairs at T-West and found it comfy, but can't really fall in love with the design. Too heavy and over-complicated.
Humble student of the Master
"Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old." - Frank Lloyd Wright
And this is the result:
(You can see a version of this finished model with textures in my images dedicated to the Pauson house)
Recently, I discovered that on Cassina's website it is possible to download a three-dimensional model of the famous chair, so I decided to download it in order to compare it with the one I made:
The "pink" model is that of Cassina, and you can see the two overlapping models here:
What can be concluded from this?
1.- I have lost many hours of modeling making a chair that does not look much like the original chair
2.- Wright's drawing is undoubtedly a very embryonic state of his design, which evolved into what we can see today.
tipping forward as a sitter put pressure on the arms, when arising ? Given the weight of the chair, I'm surprised that this was found necessary. Lautner
did without it, in his minimal design for Sturges.
Remember that virtually every maker's version is different, in one way or another, from every other. This applies to Cassina as well; just because
they have a contract with the Foundation doesn't mean they didn't make their own changes.
One obvious one, in comparison to your pink model, is the swept-back leading edge to the arm. And, they came up with their own colorways---not
colors that Mr Wright used, for this chair at least, if ever.
I'm glad you produced your exercise. The world can't have too many versions of the Origami Chair !