Metal Welding

FURNITURE DESIGN

TYPE

Classroom Project​

TIMELINE

12 Weeks

YEAR

2017

A combination of two stools designed with the idea of function follows form, yes you read it right. After being saturated with ID projects one after the other, I needed to create something that would push me to go out of my comfort zone and learn something new, and hence I decided to take a class in the sculpture department. My love for exploring different materials combined with Furniture resulted in these two stools that took me on a path that I cherish till date and opened my eyes to what was possible if one dreamed to do something different.

PROCESS

The process started with making scale models with aluminum filler rods and moving up to full-scale models. The full-scale models are made out of 1/4 inch round stock hot rolled steel. Early on I started stress testing these structures for stability and weight such that they would be able to withstand at least 250 pounds. The seat part was constructed using 1/4 inch thick hot rolled steel and stays in place with metal tabs welded on to the frame structure. 

 

Both the stools were powder coated to have a hammer tone finish on the frame while the seats were powder coated to have a matte finish to complement the frame.

STRESS AND STABILITY TEST

© 2020 by Abhi Dalal

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