Musa

Design Process

Freehand Concept Diagram

Design cut sheet

1/4 Scale model

Full-scale mockup

Laminating curved forms

Maple veneering

Description

2011 Nemschoff Chair Competition Winner

The organic wooden forms of the Musa chair, based on the flowing silhouette of a banana peel (“Musa Acuminata”), slightly conform to your individual weight distribution upon sitting. A recessed, leather-upholstered head rest and curved aluminum arm wrests add simplistic elegance while still allowing you to, say, watch Charlie Chaplin on your favorite device.

1/4 Scale Model made from Birch Ply, Vinyl, and Aluminum

Full-Scale chair made by Nemschoff Chairs, Inc. in Sheboygan. On display at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Type
Competition