Details

Title

Round-Back Chair, from the "Sketch Furniture" series

Artist/Maker

Front Design, Swedish, established 2003, designer and maker

Date

2005

Medium

Thermoplastic powder and lacquer

Dimensions

30 11/16 x 18 7/8 x 20 7/8 inches

Credit

Purchase through funds provided by patrons of Collectors Evening 2010

Accession #

2010.6

On View

On View - Wieland Pavilion, Skyway, Gallery 421

The Swedish design collective FRONT’s imaginative, playful works address the process of creation, often include an element of performance, and question the conventional role of the product designer in today’s world. Their Sketch Furniture series captures the dynamic quality of freehand drawings by using computer-aided design (CAD) technology. The designers sketch the form in the air and their gestures are recorded by cameras and mapped as a 3-D digital model. Through rapid prototyping, the data is sent to a 3-D printer, which builds the form layer by layer until a full-scale design is realized directly from the sketch.