The Porcupine designed together with #caterinatiazzoldi in 2009 was installed in the Altis Hotel Belém during the Experimenta Design biennial in Lisbon. The chair is made with 40 sheets of felt realized by Pastofo, supported by a fiber glass skeleton realized by Politrofa.
The design is generated with a parametric logic to enable reconfigurations in accordance with the user's inputs and location.
In 2009 I designed together with #caterinatiazzoldi the Porcupine: An adaptable chair inspired from the fractal growth of a shell. Realized with felt and fiber glass.
In response the warmth and malleability of the felt produces a non-woven cloth that is achieved by matting, condensing and pressing fibers. These fibers are produced by recycled residual waste processed in a sustainable manner into felt.
Rapigattoli chair, 2009
Birch Plywood, 450mm x 650mm x 600mm
Rapigattoli chair is generated from a single profile configuration encasing the seat and back, the primal profile is arrayed along the perimeter of a circumference creating the necessary surface for use. Four legs are added strategically by mirroring the first profile 450 mm above the floor.
In 2009 I began creating the Rapigattoli chair. My original design is aiming to investigate the idea of adaptation and scale by transposing on the registers of the figurative and geometry drawing techniques on the materiality of a chair.