Tongji University Structural Geometry Design Studio
Instructor: Philip F. Yuan
Individual Work (8 Weeks)
A chair is considered to be the most simple yet complicated structure Taking material, struc
ture, form and ergonomic need into consideration, the process of designing a chair is similar
to architecture design. Many architects chose the form "chair" to convey their design concept.
It also makes a perfect prototype for structural research before larger scale practice.
This Bio-Inspired Chair design starts from the chair prototype and biomimetic structure re
search. By defining the optimization boundary conditions , an optimized structure would be
generated based on ergonomic need respectively. The refined work which featured unique
organic form is further applied for 3D metal printing technique research.