Katt Zhang

design engineering

2020 ARCHITECTURE x FURNITURE DESIGN

VOID Chair
VOID STRUCTURAL SPACE HMW form space
to enhace structural rigidity ?
2020 ARCHITECTURE x FURNITURE DESIGN

SOLO
DURATION
4 weeks

VOID is an explororation of how space is defined and structured by an OBJECT to support the USER. Based on 間 - a Japanese concept of negative space (gap, space, pause) - this object embodies a resting moment within a defined space connecting the object, making and user.

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INSPIRATION + IDEATION Void Chair_3 Void Chair_4
RESEARCH + DEVELOPMENT Void Chair_5
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PROTOTYPING + MVP

In total, 27 CAD drawings translated 3D drawings to 2D sheet steel pieces plasma-cut and re-folded back into various 3D structures while testing structural rigidity and stability. As each piece was handcrafted based on CAD drawings, there was a balance of digital precision and improvised craftsmanship, creating a symbiosis process and dialogue throughout the highly iterative progression

The minimal under structure was designed reactively to fit the form - 4 pieces of 12mm steel box tube - and maintain the same formal language.

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