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Chair, Soft Gradient, 2014

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 thermoplastic polyurethane (tpu).

The Soft Gradient Chair was 3D printed in thermoplastic polyurethane, a material that can be either hard or soft, depending on how dense or porous the cell structure is. As a result, a single material and a single production technique can realize various degrees of firmness, strength, softness, and comfort in a single chair.

It is credited 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.)

We have 1 video that features Chair, Soft Gradient, 2014.

Soft Gradient Chair

Making of the Soft Gradient Chair

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

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