Saturday, October 10, 2009

Chair #283

—Designed by Mathias Bengtsson

London-based designer Mathias Bengtsson made just 2o of these beauties. He modeled this organic chair in 3D on a computer, then used precision lasers to automatically cut individual plywood slices which were assembled to give this chair the appearance of sculpted sandstone. Like Arches National Park or Bryce Canyon, it looks similar to a slice of years of sedimentary rock.

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How Sedimentary Rock Is Formed

For thousands, even millions of years, little pieces of our earth have been eroded-broken down and worn away by wind and water. These little bits of our earth are washed downstream where they settle to the bottom of the rivers, lakes, and oceans. Layer after layer of eroded earth is deposited on top of each. These layers are pressed down more and more through time, until the bottom layers slowly turn into rock.

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