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'Skeleton for Reuse' Chair

Last updated: 5th April 2016

Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

Facilitating reuse, this chair is bought as simply a set of chair legs, which are then used to turn various unwanted materials into a chair.

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    The chair was sand cast by hand in Aluminium with stainless steel fittings. Any hard surface (book, scrap wood etc) can be clamped between the chair legs.

    Polishing the cast chair leg

    Polishing the cast chair leg

    Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

    • Out of the sand for polishing

      Out of the sand for polishing

      Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

    • Cast chair leg

      Cast chair leg

      Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

    • Removed the clamps

      Removed the clamps

      Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

    • Workshop

      Workshop

      Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

    • Molten aluminium is in the mould, too quick a process - couldn't take pics!

      Molten aluminium is in the mould, too quick a process - couldn't take pics!

      Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

    • Molten Aluminium

      Molten Aluminium

      Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

    • Time to pour the molten aluminium

      Time to pour the molten aluminium

      Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

    • The sand mould is complete

      The sand mould is complete

      Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

    • Me adding more sand in layers

      Me adding more sand in layers

      Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

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    • Sand casting needs a lot of sand...

      Sand casting needs a lot of sand...

      Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

    • Creating a new layer in the sand

      Creating a new layer in the sand

      Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

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    • adding sand

      adding sand

      Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

    • Making this chair starts with the careful making of a pattern to press into the sand

      Making this chair starts with the careful making of a pattern to press into the sand

      Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

    • Angles are crucial to the design of this chair

      Angles are crucial to the design of this chair

      Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

    • Ideas for how to clamp the chair together

      Ideas for how to clamp the chair together

      Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

    • Initial sketches for the chair

      Initial sketches for the chair

      Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

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