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wedged conoid chair

douglas pine 

H18" x W20" x D20"


a set of chairs inspired by traditional japanese technique called sewari kurfing. the conoid shape of the base was born out of form exploration while whittling. combined with a wedging method for a leg/back support, it creates a unique chair design. 

in this work i continued developing a dialog between intuitive chainsaw carving of the log and controlled 30 degree kurf cut embedded into it with the fit-to-match leg. at the same time the burnt finish of the wedge is a conceptual decision to amplify the conversation between the two. 

Above photos by Mark Serr Photography   

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