ABOUT THE PROCESS
The design of my art chairs begins on paper. The design objective is to create what are essentially two dimensional shapes that can be replicated to reveal a three dimensional chair. I create numerous sketches as I visualize how each chair would look in three dimensions. Once a design is perfected, I draw the final refined shapes that make up each chair in Adobe Illustrator. I design the chairs full size so each chair could be manufactured as a life size functional piece of art furniture. In order to produce the small art prototypes, the final digital files are reduced to one-third the size, and the chair components are laser cut from solid acrylic. After sanding, cleaning and fitting the pieces to confirm that the design works as envisioned, I disassemble and paint each segment. After drying, the components are then hand assembled to create the final small prototype art chair.