Re: DAAP Chair Summer 2012 - In Progress

Postby Lmo » August 8th, 2012, 1:35 am

User avatar

Lmo
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 3880
Joined: January 20th, 2004, 5:29 pm
Location: Pismo Beach, CA
matt, love your wooden tooling, but....

... it only took 20-30 minutes of work.


ouch... .. time's money Brother. Powder coat.... fer sure!
Lew Morris
"It's what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden

New to the boards? Please read before you post ->Discussion Boards Posting Standards

Re: DAAP Chair Summer 2012

Postby choto » August 28th, 2012, 7:42 pm

User avatar

choto
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 667
Joined: February 19th, 2008, 10:40 am
Location: Boston, Ma
Hey everyone,

Apologies for the massive delay! Life got really busy right after final crit!

Unfortunately the photo studio closed the day of the crit (of course) so I didn't get a chance to get in and take some nice studio shots. But I did get a couple of the lounge chair (minus ottoman) before I had to fly out of Cincy.

I made a process video of the fabrication process:




Couple shots I took in my living room

Image

Image

Image

I'm pretty happy with how everything turned out, there are a couple details that I need to add/change when I get back to from Boston in January. I am going to redo the upholstery and probably do two separate cushions. I originally liked the visual of a creased fold in the middle, but after a couple days of sitting on it, it all shifts around a bit too much and starts looking a little sloppy.

I am really happy with the comfort and ergonomics. I knew that if I was going to be keeping this thing around it needed to feel great to sit in for prolonged periods of time, and it really does especially with the ottoman.

Thanks again for the feedback throughout the process, I had a lot of fun with the fabrication process and got me thinking about what type of design process I want to go through for my senior thesis in January.

Matt

Re: DAAP Chair Summer 2012 - In Progress

Postby AndreC » August 28th, 2012, 10:23 pm

User avatar

AndreC
step two
step two
 
Posts: 79
Joined: April 8th, 2011, 11:53 am
Location: NYC/PHILLY
great to see how this all turned out man really did motivate/inspire me

Re: DAAP Chair Summer 2012 - In Progress

Postby Lmo » September 24th, 2012, 12:36 pm

User avatar

Lmo
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 3880
Joined: January 20th, 2004, 5:29 pm
Location: Pismo Beach, CA
+2 Excellent project Matt!

I love to see young designers making and getting their hands dirty in the shop. I always leads to a better understanding of materials and processes.

If I was going to profess to teach "design" it would be in the shop.
Lew Morris
"It's what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden

New to the boards? Please read before you post ->Discussion Boards Posting Standards

Re: DAAP Chair Summer 2012 - In Progress

Postby yo » September 24th, 2012, 9:55 pm

User avatar

yo
Administration
Administration
 
Posts: 13267
Joined: January 5th, 2004, 6:57 pm
Location: SoCal
Very nice piece!

Re: DAAP Chair Summer 2012 - In Progress

Postby choto » September 25th, 2012, 10:56 am

User avatar

choto
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 667
Joined: February 19th, 2008, 10:40 am
Location: Boston, Ma
Thanks guys, excited to get back to Cincy and dial everything in.

Re: DAAP Chair Summer 2012 - Reupholstering

Postby choto » January 19th, 2013, 3:07 pm

User avatar

choto
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 667
Joined: February 19th, 2008, 10:40 am
Location: Boston, Ma
Back in Cincy, I've had some time over co-op to think about how I want to dial it in for my portfolio and reflect on the overall process/experience

Lmo wrote:Matt, have you considered brazing? get the heat right and it will flow out nicely. minimal secondary work. Plenty of strength, although your fitting work needs to be a bit tighter than "welding".


Lew, I definitely should have listened to you, I've started playing around with brazing in the last week and it is amazing how little secondary work I have to do with the correct fit up. I probably would have still MIGed the large structural welds but the tiny connections were begging to be brazed. Lesson learned.

Overall the comfort of the chair is really nice I've spent a couple 2-3 hour stints on it reading. I've had a couple 250lbs plus people sit on it with no issues.

The upholstery was really shoddy, it was my first time upholstering something like this and working with leather that large and it showed. I put together a inspiration board over coop of what I wanted the new upholstery to look like: Tailored, tight, fitted, detailed.

Image


I picked up a pair of NB NewSky shoes over co-op which are made from recycled PET felt which I was able to source. Fortunately it's about a tenth the cost of leather so it gave me freedom to experiment. I just did a test cover for the ottoman, quilted felt top with a small leather tag that underneath has the serial number (or potentially some branding)


Image
Image
Image
Image

About to get going on the seat cushions in a similar style, any feedback crit would be great. I'm still on the fence about the execution of the leather tag. I like the idea but debating the scale and placement of the cushion. The other idea was to have a sewn on square of leather in the quilting

Image

Re: DAAP Chair Summer 2012 - Reupholstering

Postby yo » January 19th, 2013, 5:38 pm

User avatar

yo
Administration
Administration
 
Posts: 13267
Joined: January 5th, 2004, 6:57 pm
Location: SoCal
Hot!

Re: DAAP Chair Summer 2012 - Reupholstering

Postby DanOrbach » January 19th, 2013, 7:06 pm

User avatar

DanOrbach
step three
step three
 
Posts: 138
Joined: February 25th, 2011, 10:13 pm
Dude, that's lookin so much better! I really like the leather patch idea. The placement of that would be interesting to explore, like if you upholstered the main cushion maybe the leather could be where you'd contact the seat or backrest? It would wear differently over time too.

Pardon my upholstering ignorance, but how do you do the quilting effect? what causes the squares to loft like that, do you just pin them closer together as you sew?

Re: DAAP Chair Summer 2012 - Reupholstering

Postby choto » January 19th, 2013, 8:22 pm

User avatar

choto
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 667
Joined: February 19th, 2008, 10:40 am
Location: Boston, Ma
Thanks guys. The quilting is two layers of felt sandwiching a layer of polyester batting. I draw the grid on the back side and stitch it all together. It's a little unwieldy at times. Not sure if this is the official away to do it, I'm sure there are smarter/better ways.

Re: DAAP Chair Summer 2012 - Reupholstering

Postby Dov144 » January 19th, 2013, 8:34 pm


Dov144
step two
step two
 
Posts: 50
Joined: April 25th, 2012, 11:18 pm
Location: Chicago
Great work! Digging the tag man adds a nice bit of contrast I would say keep it, and if your not feeling it just flip the cushion. I d love to see some of the stitching process pics

Re: DAAP Chair Summer 2012 - Reupholstering

Postby PackageID » January 20th, 2013, 12:32 am

User avatar

PackageID
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 2427
Joined: February 19th, 2006, 6:17 pm
Location: New Jersey
Nice work Choto. I like the texture the felt gives it. I say keep it and pair it with the leather chair.

J
-Justin Coble-
http://coroflot.com/jcoble

"Never let the same dog bite you twice" -Chuck Berry-

Re: DAAP Chair Summer 2012 - Reupholstering

Postby choto » January 22nd, 2013, 12:32 am

User avatar

choto
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 667
Joined: February 19th, 2008, 10:40 am
Location: Boston, Ma
Decided to move to a thicker 6 inch cushion versus the original 4 which was looking a little too wimpy, sewed up a quick test sans quilting on top, decided to move the leather tag to the side and run it in a french seam.

Will try to take some more sewing process shots when I start sewing the final covers.

Image

Re: DAAP Chair Summer 2012 - Reupholstering

Postby Brett_nyc » January 22nd, 2013, 10:40 am


Brett_nyc
full self-realization
full self-realization
 
Posts: 875
Joined: May 30th, 2006, 9:57 am
maybe try testing some contrasting thread colors for the quilting. I think it could be cool and might add a little extra visual depth to the baffles.
Well...maybe a contrasting thread would want to match the base. Anyways, looks good.

Re: DAAP Chair Summer 2012

Postby jayrcreative » January 22nd, 2013, 9:02 pm

User avatar

jayrcreative
step one
step one
 
Posts: 23
Joined: March 5th, 2011, 11:50 pm
Location: New York, NY
choto wrote:Hey everyone,

Apologies for the massive delay! Life got really busy right after final crit!

Unfortunately the photo studio closed the day of the crit (of course) so I didn't get a chance to get in and take some nice studio shots. But I did get a couple of the lounge chair (minus ottoman) before I had to fly out of Cincy.

I made a process video of the fabrication process:




Couple shots I took in my living room

Image

Image

Image

I'm pretty happy with how everything turned out, there are a couple details that I need to add/change when I get back to from Boston in January. I am going to redo the upholstery and probably do two separate cushions. I originally liked the visual of a creased fold in the middle, but after a couple days of sitting on it, it all shifts around a bit too much and starts looking a little sloppy.

I am really happy with the comfort and ergonomics. I knew that if I was going to be keeping this thing around it needed to feel great to sit in for prolonged periods of time, and it really does especially with the ottoman.

Thanks again for the feedback throughout the process, I had a lot of fun with the fabrication process and got me thinking about what type of design process I want to go through for my senior thesis in January.

Matt



Great Work Matt!

Previous | Go to the Next Page

Return to projects

©2014 Core77, Inc. All rights reserved
about | contact us | advertise | mailing list