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Laser-Cut Elephant Chair by Medio Design

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On May 19, 2009 @ 6:00 pm In green furniture | No Comments

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The Elephant Chair, by Barcelona-based Medio Design [2], is a wonderful example of both efficient crafting and clean, classic lines. Modeled from Ray and Charles Eames’ Lounge Chair Wood [3], the Elephant Chair is assembled from laser-cut wood and then fit together like a puzzle.

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At Medio Design’s workshop in Barcelona, a CNC [4] machine cuts a standard sheet of birch plywood that is used to make all the pieces for four Elephant Chairs [5]. The efficient production method means that there is very little waste material produced and each chair is easily assembled. Medio Design sources its birch from sustainably managed Finnish forests. There is even a child-sized version of this chair available for the mini design aficionado in your household!

+ Medio Design [2]

Via a reader submission and Dezeen [6]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=21550

[2] Medio Design: http://www.medioworks.blogspot.com/

[3] Lounge Chair Wood: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eames_Lounge_Chair_Wood_(LCW)

[4] CNC: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/12/16/buro-north-christmas-tree-crossover/

[5] Elephant Chairs: http://medioworks.blogspot.com/2009/03/sillon-elephant-nueva-version.html

[6] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2009/03/15/elephant-lounge-chair-by-mediodesign/

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