Progress on the coconut chair– can’t tell if it’s a progress really, but everything is newly referenced to the points via Grasshopper. Due to its surprising complexity on the chair, I had to create new triangular surfaces, referenced that, and now I am trying to figure out the surface to move along with the commands created…wish me luck.
Here are some images of the coconut chair (by George Nelson) and the Rhino modeled chair.
First attempt was through modeling a solid and using boolean (failed), and the second attempt was through making the planes through curves that extruded to a solid cap.
Unfortunately, the way I built the chair in Rhino does not allow me to manipulate in grasshopper (another fail)… Instead of rebuilding the Rhino model again, I will try to pick points and planes on the model through grasshopper and manipulate the following 5 design drivers:
1) extension of the three corners
2) amount of legs
3) width of the chair
4) height of the back of the chair
5) thickness of the chair