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1949 Taliesin Origami Chair - Dimensions? Sketches? Drawing?
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peterm



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does it compare weight-wise to wood?
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Jeff Myers



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is truly beautiful.
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KevinW



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll take four, in that color.
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Healeyjet



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. Those steel ones are great !
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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peterm



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Extremely heavy!
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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



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dtc



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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peterm



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely!...

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



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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peterm



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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