The Fauteuil II is a complement to Aduatz´ diploma project in 2007, the Dormeuse. The object combines a sculptural and opulent shape with a load bearing system of cell-like appearance in a usable object that is inspired by the classical armchair. Natural structures, such as bones, are ingeniously optimized load bearing systems which have a low density at a maximum load capacity. In several visits to the museum of natural history in Vienna he studied the structure of fossils and ancient animal skeletons. This led Aduatz to design the intricate network of cell-like pockets and connecting filaments that make up the Fauteuil II.
Another important influence in Aduatz’ design was the work of the sculptor Anthony Cragg, who in his early work, created sculptures with natural looking cell-like structures. From him Aduatz got the inspiration to turn to nature in a sculptural approach for the load bearing system of his planned object.
Glass fibre reinforced polymer, car paint
92 × 120 × 95 cm
Edition size: 12 + 3 A/P