Asterisk Chair

Veneer Bar Stool 

The design was conceived through the gesture of a s-curve to use the strength of the curvature in veneer. Three legs meet on a common plane where all weight is placed and distributed through each of the three legs. For production purposes and flat packing, two of the legs are identical and can be stacked on top of each other when disassembled. The third leg provides the stability but holds a larger curve for structural reasons. Thicknesses of the legs were determined by its contribution of structural load. The rod was also included to serve as both a foot rest as well as a component to keep the legs from splaying if too much weight was to be placed on the stool. All six pig-nosed bolts are counter-sunk into the stool.

Final Piece
Shop Drawings
Flat Packing Method
One of two molds