Cork Lounge Chair

Here I wanted to explore using rolled cork that is usually used for floor underpayment. Using lamination methods ,traditionally for creating plywoods, I exploited the natural flexibility of cork and it's non-grain nature to complete complex curves of a lounge chair.

Cork Lounge Chair 2016

Cork Lounge Chair 2016

 

To give more structure to the cork I laminated 2 layers of canvas to keep the cork from tearing. The flexibility of the cork and canvas allow for there to be added flexibility in the seat.

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Each leg was cut into 1/3's, glued back together, turned, bent, and then glued back together creating a splayed split leg look.