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A TH IN G TO S U P P ORT OTH E R TH I N G S A T H I N G T O C O N TA I N O T H E R T H I N G S Matt Cavanah | Diana Chun | Sophie Gao | Chase Nordhoy


Support

sup·port /səˈpôrt/

1. Stand

2. Hang

1. Lid

2. Door

verb

verb: support; 3rd person present: supports; past tense: supported; past participle: supported; gerund or present participle: supporting 1.bear all or part of the weight of; hold up. “the dome was supported by a hundred white columns” synonyms: hold up, bear, carry, prop up, keep up, brace, shore up, underpin, buttress, reinforce

C O N TA I N

con·tain /kənˈtān/ verb

verb: contain; 3rd person present: contains; past tense: contained; past participle: contained; gerund or present participle: containing 1. have or hold (someone or something) within. "coffee cans that once contained a full pound of coffee" synonyms: hold, carry, accommodate, seat

3. Drawer


Support

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Hang

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case Study

Ghost Buster

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Nominal Name: Location: Designer: Year: Material:

Stand Milan, Italy Philippe Starck 2010 Synthetic (Plastic)

31.5”

16.5”

26.7”

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case Study

Rack of coats

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Nominal Name: Location: Designer: Year: Material:

Hang Illinois, USA Chris Jamison 2011 Wood (Solid Ash, Oak or Walnut)

69”

20”

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case Study

MoroDresser

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Nominal Name: Location: Designer: Year: Material:

Drawer Vermont, USA Lyndon Furniture 2013 Wood (Lacquer Wood)

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30”

20”

70”


Test piece

Drawer

Transformative (Mold)

Subtractive (CNC)

Transformative (Bend)

Joinery


Test pieces

subtractive 2 inch

3 inch

13 inch

Radius 1.5 inch

Radius 1 inch

Radius 2 inch

Radius 0.5 inch

13 inch


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transformative

(MOLD)


Test pieces

transformative

(bEND)


Test piece

jOINERY


Case study: don’t go against the grain

Nominal Name: Chair, lounge Location: Washington Designer: Matthaeus Cavanah Year: 2014 Material: Wood- SITKA SPRUCE -OLD GROWTH


Reveal brings curiosity. Reveal triggers imagination. Reveal offers change. Reveal invites actions. The furniture ‘Reveal’ is functional art that attempts these.

Project

Reveal

Idea of conventional furniture is challenged by structurally and visually. It functions as side table or coffee table with shelf for small objects. Material is mostly Plexiglas, allowing the table top to be transparent. The shelf is snug in the center and it could be brought up by the handle at the end. The thin dowels that are located around the shelf hold up the top. The furniture presents three different revels. First reveal is shelf that is flushed with top and be brought up. When it is down, the structural dowels reveal the shelf in the gaps between: the second reveal. The last but most important reveal is the reveal of the process. The pulleys, strings, nails and structure are shown in the volume inside the table top with sort-of-display-box manner. A table that is conventionally holds the objects on top change its focus to within and underneath by using materiality and form. By doing so, this piece attempts to break down the idea of furniture and open the possibility of redefinition.


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6” 24 “

18”


Hinge Mechanism To transition between the two resting states of a box joint, I added a pivot point through the middle of their intersecting spaces. This provided the way in which the pieces would move. Although, there were still issues with excess material hindering movement. By routing the inner edges of the box joint, space was giving for rotation and also provided a stopping point, rotating no more than 90 degrees.

project

Box Joint Hinge

Investigating the Box Joint Upon precedent studies on furniture throughout history and through our group test piece studies, I developed a particular interest in joinery. In particular, I found the two resting stages of the box joint an interesting condition, and I wanted to explore movable joint to connect these two states.

Sophie Gao


Exploring the Second Fold Now that I was familiar with the fabrication process, I wanted to see how the slotting would work once the second fold was introduce. Once again i had issues with the turn radius and intersecting components. However, this time the problem was simply solved by moving notches towards the ends only.

Alternate Furniture Pieces This project’s emphasis was on the box joint hinge mechanism. With this one simple constraint, many elegant pieces can be configured, with just a few simple alterations to the dimensions and connection points. From these diagrams you can begin to imagine the endless possibilities from end table, to chair, to coffee table, and more. 22.5”

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22.5” 22.5”

22.5”

End Table

32”

16”

15”

16”

16” Chair 16.5”

36”

16.5”

37.5”

22.5” Diagram on notch intersection

Coffee Table


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5.8 http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/8f/a5/d6/8fa5d6d145bc364c016c b678f45023e0.jpg 5.9 http://2.fimagenes.com/i/4/9/6/gr_65269_4976828_889963.jpg 5.10 http://shard4.1stdibs.us.com/archivesC/upload/8419/1197/image89_1.jpg 5.11 http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mDanbCidiKzMG1G9GlJmP0Q. jpg 5.12 http://modernicaprops.net/images/products/credenza.jpg 5.13 http://www.hip-furniture.co.uk/images/product/zoom/8/product_zoom8657 .jpg 5.14 http://www.apluswhs.com/product_images/BDSC-SS-3678-18-4L.jpg 5.15 http://www.lafurniturestore.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_imag e/201x170/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/img_1402.jpg 5.16 http://houselooks.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Unique-TV-Box-Cabinet 2.jpg 6.1 http://kartellstorela.com/shop/images/2141/ 6.2 http://kartellstorela.com/shop/images/2140/ 6.3 http://kartellstorela.com/shop/images/2142/ 7.1 http://dnok91peocsw3.cloudfront.net/product/462739-610x6101379373679 primary.png 7.2 https://img0.etsystatic.com/017/0/6085861/il_570xN.578668216_p72z.jpg 7.3 https://img1.etsystatic.com/020/0/6085861/il_570xN.578787559_8r0b.jpg 8.1 http://s7d4.scene7.com/is/image/roomandboard/014072woodCHAR?$truv u0$&wid=500 8.2 http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/cf/a2/e4/cfa2e42609981d14276c 0878731f726.jpg

a thing to support other things_ a thing to contain other things  

Matt Cavanah Diana Chun Sophie Gao Chase Nordhoy