The Browstring Napper is a chair designed for napping. It’s form, made by slotting and laminating cardboard, is by a bowstring truss-like structure.
The Bowstring Napper is a chair for taking a nap in the workplace or classroom. Made in a medium size that would fit into a compact room. It is assembled with several modules, which is very simple and easy to transport. Suitable for used in indoor as a lounge chair.
By Don Friedman / March 15, 2021 / Design, History, Wood / Blog
Le Corbusier Lounge Chair
Le Corbusier Chaise Lounge (LC4)
“A truss is made up of a web of triangles joined together to enable the even distribution of weight and the handling of changing tension and compression without bending or shearing.” By Using this truss structural fuction, the chair could be strong and structural sideview.
LC3 has a slanted backs and raised legs. This shape makes suitable for sleeping. By referring to this, I was available to make a more comfortable chair.
The Bowstring chair uses 6 manipulation fuctions. Laminating, Folding, Sloting, Removing, Jointing and bending. Laminating cardboard is to make cardeboard thicker and Extend. Stitching & Folding is to make a neat folding surface without slightly scoring the surface. Sloting is to hold the two parts from going apart. Removing material is to allow for tight clearance on folding. Jointing is to avid the structure from sheering. Bending is to insert into objects with different angles
Each sheet is cut into complex and calculated figures. The note next to it says how to cut each sheet. It may look like a password, but anyone can cut it in the same size if they know how to read it. This note was made based on a CAD. The note states the size of the sheet, how much of each fold needs to be cut, and how much slots and joints should be cut.
The Bowstring Chair is made out of 11 Main sheets and 4 Slot pieces
To assemble the pieces, fisrt, make all of the main pieces into the truss shape. Then, Insert the slot pieces into the main pieces.