Elina Busmane Blog

Design of Change for Sustainability

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It was not easy to convince Latvian wood – turning company that it is really needed to make a chair like this. They said it is too complicated and is not rational at all. But finally they did it.

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Start of the weaving the surface.

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Knots probably were the most tricky. After this week of “weaving”, my fingers are experienced!

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School year was over, but not the eco chair.

I was changing my location to more greener place.

And more primitive working conditions – dad’s garage!

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I made a mockup from something I could find there for testing dimensions, positions of the horizontal details, proportions & ergonomics. The mockup was totally adjustable, I liked it!

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Somebody said  that it looks like a new grilling machine…

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When I had a drawing, I wanted to try something real in scale 1:1 – where I can sit & test dimensions and angles. There was only 1 week left until the end of the study year. Wood workshop masters suggested me to try turning the wood instead of mockup. So, I did.

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This was the amount of solid birch needed.

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Tuning using the turning-copy machine. 

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Turned details for the chair. My first experience in doing this!

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Innovative way, how to connect details – tape! Ok, I just wanted to check the dimensions without spoiling details…