Eames chair is probably the most important chair in the history, designed in 1948 by designer Charles Eames, it was one of the first products in Charles and wife Ray's line of mass-produced molded plastic chairs and crafted to distribute the sitter's weight and pressure comfortably.
In 1956, the Eameses chair were featured on an NBC news segment about the evolution of their brand from 1946 on (there's a quick shot of the rocker at the end):
For reDesign 2012, an event that tasked designers to re-imagine a classic Eames chair, designer Matt Compeau and Bi-Ying Miao of Hot Pop Factory worked with Levitt Goodman Architects to develop a project using 3D printing technology.
The project turned out to be a fantastic collaboration. It brought together all of our favorite mediums: 3D scanning, parametric design and 3D printing.
Watch the video below illustrating the whole process from start to finish.
(Images credit: Hot Pot Factory)
Source: Hot Pop Factory
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Michael Crumpton wrote at 11/10/2012 11:36:48 PM:
So they reimagined the chair as a piece of sculpture that you can't even sit on. That's pretty lame if the assignment is to reimagine the chair. If the assignment was to create something different Using the chair shapes then it would be okay, like Brian Jungen does with Nike sneakers or plastic lawn chairs.