The project brief was to develop a stool that incorporated at least one curve cut off a jig and one bent lamination. Inspired by the works of Dusko Lapcevic and Eric Pfieffer, I sketched a collection of stools based on an abstracted rib shape. The ribs were either the seat or the legs of the stool and they were joined using different joints, lashings and weaving.
The seat of the first Rib Stool was cut from this jig. I soaked strips of wood in boiling water and dried it in the mould as the curve was too tight and would break otherwise. Once dried, I glued the curved strips together to form bent lamination ribs. I lapped the ribs into the wood panel with a dowel joint. In the future, I would like to expand the Rib Stool range using my other sketches as it is a strong and adaptable shape.