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2004

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2009

  • We acquired this object.

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Solid C2 Chair

This is a chair. It was manufactured by Materialise NV. We acquired it in 2009. Its medium is stereolithography-formed epoxy resin. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Jouin’s Solid C2 chair, made by an additive manufacturing process, is an elegant network of intersecting lines resembling sketches of natural structures. Indeed, nature inspired the chair, even though the grass-like form of the epoxy resin elements is determined by an electronic code.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Printing Furniture.

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Cite this object as

Solid C2 Chair; Manufactured by Materialise NV (Belgium); Belgium; stereolithography-formed epoxy resin; 2009-8-1

We have 1 video that features Solid C2 Chair.

Patrick Jouin on Rapid Prototyping

Interview with Patrick Jouin about rapid prototyping and 3D printing processes.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.

The Conservation department has taken one photo of this object.

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