Another work in progress

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Another work in progress

Postby davidheim1 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:18 am

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This isn't much to look at now, but I'm hopeful that will soon become a model of The Chair, one of the best-known pieces of Danish Modern furniture out there. Hans Wegner designed it in 1949, and I believe it's still in production today. The chair is also nicknamed The Kennedy Chair because JFK and Richard Nixon sat in them for the first presidential debates, in 1960.
The chair is all organic shapes--the continuous arms and backrest make a single fluid shape. The stretchers and stringers are all curved--the front stretcher is both curved and bowed. There are plenty of images on the Internet to guide me, including what must be a working drawing that Wegner produced.
I decided to model The Chair because I wanted a real challenge for my 500th model in the 3D Warehouse. The arm and backrest obviously represent the greatest challenge. I decided to use Fredo6's Loft Along Path, placing various shapes along the path. There are other plugins I could have used, but I'm too cheap to buy them. If I can get the arm and backrest right (or mostly right), the rest of the model should be easy. Stay tuned.
Enjoy.
dh
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Re: Another work in progress

Postby L i am » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:16 am

Will be looking forward to seeing this one progress. Looks very promising, and thanks for sharing I think works in progress are exiting for others or me anyway :thumb:
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Re: Another work in progress

Postby mrossk » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:56 pm

I have always liked that piece, and am also interested to see your progress with the model. Updates!
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Re: Another work in progress

Postby davidheim1 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:28 pm

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Making progress. Actually, I had to start from scratch because I hadn't scaled the first image of the working drawing properly. It was way easier to start fresh than to try to fix the first model. I'm glad I did, because I like the appearance of the new arm/backrest better. I'm hopeful that the front and rear stretchers and the seat will be easy to add.
Enjoy.
dh
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