Downloadable Wonders From Virginia Tech


I could have spent all day with Robert Dunay, Director of Industrial Design at the School of Architecture and Design at Virginia Tech. He was in a booth full of furniture that TreeHugger calls downloadable designs- created on a computer and sent to CNC (the initials for the almost archaic term Computer Numerical Controlled) tools. He is looking at us through the base of a very elegant cantilevered chair that I think was the hit of the display, but there is a lot more.

An overview of the Virginia Tech booth

A quick interview of Robert Dunay.

The original version of the cantilever chair

Table base, CNC meets Noguchi

Steel coffee table, hard on shins

I am definitely not sitting on this one.

More: Furniture-designing students and professors invited to participate in the International Contemporary Furniture Fair May 19-22 in New York
from Virginia Tech Architecture and Design

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Tags: Chairs | Dematerialization | Education | ICFF/ New York Design Week

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