Digital Thonet: An automated system for the generation and analysis of custom-made chairs

Mário Barros, Jose Pinto Duarte, B.M. Chaparro

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Abstract

system is presented to support the designer in creating custom versions of chairs within a predefined design language using Thonet chairs as a case study. The system consists of parametric models based on shape grammars linked to structural analysis to provide an integrated generative process for mass customization in the furniture industry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication29th eCAADe Conference
Number of pages529
Publication dateSep 2011
Pages521
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

Keywords

  • Thonet
  • Finite Element Method
  • Parametric Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Mass customisation

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