All of the chairs and models are finished and ready to be taken to Ralph Cappers for an exhibition this afternoon 2:30pm - 4:30pm all welcome!
Posted 31 Mar 2017 13:18
Ready for our presentation at Ralph Cappers tomorrow at 2.30. It's been a great two weeks working with all the first and second years on some amazing designs. Looking forward to showcasing the finished results tomorrow.
Posted 30 Mar 2017 22:18
Final layers of varnish are being applied so that they can set over night in ready for tomorrow's event.
Posted 30 Mar 2017 17:09
Finishing touches to the final prototypes ready for tomorrow. Everyone's very excited to present the final prototype to Ralph Capper.
Posted 30 Mar 2017 16:38
Finishing of the prototypes by hand. Looking to finish all of the chairs by the end of the day.
Posted 30 Mar 2017 13:38
Another manic day in the workshop. Everyone's prototypes are coming on strong and are nearly there!
Posted 29 Mar 2017 19:13
Our feedback from last week was to try and do a dry joint in the tripod stool. That means working the timber to make the fit as perfect as possible, otherwise it'll fall apart. Wait and see the finished thing!
Posted 29 Mar 2017 19:10
Photograph showing the progression of one of the chairs. All of the final designs are ready to be finished off tomorrow.
Posted 29 Mar 2017 16:58
Final 1:1 prototype types are coming along and are starting to look really good!
Posted 29 Mar 2017 13:34
Everyone's designs are really starting to progress. Stalls are in mass production in preparation for Fridays show.
Posted 28 Mar 2017 19:06
Andrea sat on the end result of today's work. The first stool is almost ready, we'll get started on the next one in the morning!
Posted 28 Mar 2017 17:19
Michael and Viktoria are working hard on their superb hammock chair. The white oak is proving tough to work with, being a hard wood, but we're getting there with it!
Posted 28 Mar 2017 17:17
We chose what we thought would be a simplistic elegant design for the stool. It turns out it's quite complicated, the joint is called a tripod burr and is a bit of a puzzle. Here's a maquette we made to help keep track of where to cut on the real deal.
Posted 28 Mar 2017 17:15
Cut and sanded to the millimeter to make sure our joins look perfect.
Posted 28 Mar 2017 11:06
One of our first years, Lucy, working on a biscuit joint for her stool.
Posted 28 Mar 2017 11:05
Calm before the storm in B15 this morning. Lots of furniture to be made today with two events groups filling it out.
Posted 28 Mar 2017 11:04
Looking forward to turning these scale models into the final things by the end of the week. Another busy day ahead in B15 tomorrow to make it happen!
Posted 27 Mar 2017 22:55
We listened carefully to our collaborators, Ralph Cappers, feedback last week and have worked hard today in the workshop to progress our designs. As always, we're hitting a few obstacles along the way but that's the creative process!
Posted 27 Mar 2017 22:05
1:1 Prototype are really starting to come on. Everyone is starting to get excited to present the chairs at Ralph Cappers.
Posted 27 Mar 2017 17:01
This morning we've started making our final prototype. Three of the designs are using the CNC machine to precisely cut out parts for the chairs.
Posted 27 Mar 2017 13:17
One of our first years, Hayley, being taught how to do a dowel joint, to test the effectiveness of it for the 3 legged stool.
Posted 25 Mar 2017 16:26
The girls finished figuring out the complicated weave of the hammock chair on Friday. Materials, joins and weaves are now known which means they're ready to go on Monday morning... 1:1 here we come!
Posted 25 Mar 2017 16:12
Great first week! Every group has managed to produce a 1:3 or 1:2 scale prototype model. Looking forward to building the 1:1 prototypes next week.
Posted 24 Mar 2017 20:02
Spent the day working on scale models of the chairs. Ready to start working on the final chairs next week.
Posted 24 Mar 2017 17:08
We worked through some of the most important joints at a 1.1 scale ahead of our crit this afternoon with our collaborator, Ralph Capper. This photo is from the joint of a beautiful 3 legged stool in the making.
Posted 23 Mar 2017 18:28
Mid crit with Ralph Capper, SpaceInvader and Gianluca Mingolla. Everyone received lots of great feed back and ideas on how the designs could be moved forward!
Posted 23 Mar 2017 16:51
Putting the finishing touches to the scale models ready for a crit at Ralph Cappers.
Posted 23 Mar 2017 15:25
Laser cutting a prototype flat pack chair ready to show the designers at Ralph Cappers this afternoon.
Posted 23 Mar 2017 13:09
A pin up of our individual chair designs on Monday. We did 3 drawings each, timed to 10 minutes, then 30 and finally an hour. We had some impressive ideas all round that have lead to some great group designs.
Posted 22 Mar 2017 18:22
It may only be half a chair, but it's perfectly proportioned and made to scale!
Posted 22 Mar 2017 15:45
The initial designs are really starting to progress. This morning we're drawing detailed joinery drawings ready for presentation at Ralph Capper.
Posted 22 Mar 2017 11:39
First series of prototypes finished! Ready to start looking into materials and the finer detail.
Posted 21 Mar 2017 16:28
Design Development in Progress.. What is the ultimate frame?
Posted 21 Mar 2017 15:13
Following our trip to Ralph Cappers furniture showroom yesterday we have started to refine designs and make small scale models.
Posted 21 Mar 2017 13:54
This afternoon we visited Ralph Cappers for a look at some designer chairs for some inspiration.
Posted 20 Mar 2017 17:33
Day 1: Some initial ideas drawn up this morning. Ready for our visit to Ralph Cappers this afternoon. Looking Good.
Posted 20 Mar 2017 13:09
Also we are excited to announce our new collaborator. Ralph Capper.
For the last 40 years, Ralph Capper has been one of the north west’s leading independent furniture consultants.
"We partner with the brightest, most creative minds in the world to bring their visions to life. Our experience in sourcing furniture that fits perfectly with your original concept helps you and your clients stay true to your design intentions."
Posted 18 Mar 2017 15:15
Hello Group 10,
Hope you are all well! We are going to meet at the café nero at Piccadilly Gardens at 9.45am for a visit to some furniture shops in the morning and we will then meet again at 2pm at CH610.
See you all on Monday.
Posted 18 Mar 2017 14:55