This chair was designed and fabricated as a part of Massimo Scolari's advanced architectural studio sited in the medieval town of Chioggia in the Venice Lagoon. Its bifurcated structural spine is derived from the urban morphology of the city: the Corso and Vena Canal form a double spine, dividing the city into halves while forming an interstitial civic zone. The seat is 18 gauge mild steel profile-cut on a CNC waterjet, folded and rolled by hand using a metal break and english wheel, and buffed and polished with a chrome finish. The legs are 18 gauge mild steel tubing, welded, with a finish of gun-bluing. All fabrication was carried out in-house (Yale shop).

This chair was featured at the Yale School of Architecture's Digital Media & Fabrication exhibition (2011).

© 2011, Tyler Survant, All Rights Reserved.
Iso view of chair prototype
Side view of chair prototype
Rear view of chair prototype
Front view of chair prototype
Close up view of arm detail
Technical view of rear attachment
In process views of prototype
Chair elevation drawings
Fabrication drawings
Chair iso drawings
Photo shoot
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