Elina Busmane Blog

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It likes nature.

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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.


Start of the weaving the surface.


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

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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.


This was the amount of solid birch needed.


Tuning using the turning-copy machine. 


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


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