CNC-Milled Stool Pattern
Project: New Grafton
Disciplines: Industrial Design
A copy, a reference, an adaptation, a retrospective or a faithful reproduction. What’s the difference? The Shaker Movement, a religious, utopian society found in the 18th century, is a well cited influence in design history and their furniture has been popular ever since.
The making of this Shaker inspired stool was an exploration into the ability of a product to reflect design history and an investigation into the way in which referencing history in objects can influence the design process. A faithful reproduction? The stool »New Grafton« is a means of combining the past and existing with the present and contemporary.
How? Drawing on history with the present technology available. After all, the predictable, yet experimental process of CNC-Milling became the defining in handling the visibility of Shaker history found in this stool. The tactile experience is also quite unique.