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Object ID #975141903

This is a chair. It was designed by Joris Laarman Lab.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Joris Laarman as part of Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age.

It is dated 2014. Its medium is laser-sintered aluminum.

The design of the Aluminum Gradient Chair tests cellular geometry adapted to its function--thicker cells add strength and rigidity. The chair was made using direct metal laser sintering, a digital fabrication process that micro-welds powdered aluminum, rendering intricate, fine detail. The chair elaborates on the use of aluminum as a material for affordable, lightweight furniture.

It is credited Courtesy of Joris Laarman Lab.

Our curators have highlighted 5 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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  • copper, thermoplastic polyurethane (tpu).
  • Courtesy of Joris Laarman Lab.
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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 77 × 72 × 70 cm (30 5/16 × 28 3/8 × 27 9/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age.

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