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Almaz Stool

Sophie Dukes | Alex Munro | Zach Kennedy

Clarity of Form

the team wanted to design something with clarity of form, creating a sense of elegance and desire to openly display the stool

Repeatable Process

since a set of stools were to be created, the building and assembly had to be time efficient and repretitive

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Disk Seat

several stools use the idea of a separate seat and base through material or form, and one of our goals was to avoid this stereotype in the design

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coming from the concept of a hexagonal form, this simple folded paper model became the starting point of the final concept

having a modular leg system would allow easier assembly of 3 stools

would be a large footprint if at a typical stool height

interested in doing something a little quirky

A Full Scale Model and Testing

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the seat's thickness was determined by the goal of cantilevering it, and the size gap was tested for comfort

to emphasize the form, visible evidence of hardware on the outside was avoided

to avoid the concept of a disk on a base and to emphasize the construction technique, a gap was incorporated into the seat

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the strength of the spacers was tested along with the seat gap sizes

the seat's thickness was determined by the goal of cantilevering it, and the size gap was tested for comfort

Assembly

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Folding and Powder Coating

sheet metal was cut, folded, and painted

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Attachment of Wood Seats

long wood screws were used to support the seat pieces with the heads of the screws hidden in the top row of spacers

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Planing for Full Assembly

to ease the assembly process, two-part spacers with metal rods were used to guide the pieces together

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the spacers located at the top had reliefs on the backside to accommodate the screw heads that held the seats to the sheet metal

Spacers

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