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NYCxDesign 2013: Cartesian Chairs by Alexander Purcell Rodrigues

05.27.13 | By
NYCxDesign 2013: Cartesian Chairs by Alexander Purcell Rodrigues
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During NYCxDesign, at WantedDesign we spotted Alexander Purcell Rodrigues’ Cartesian chairs, a collaboration with California-based innovative aluminum manufacturer Neal Feay.

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Named after Descartes’ Cartesian coordinate system – the foundation on which
CAD software is built – the simple silhouette of Purcell Rodrigues’s chair goes from function to art form. Made of aircraft-grade aluminum with a faded anodized finish, each chair has a mathematically-generated ornamentation on its surface.

Using Neal Feay’s cutting edge aluminum fabrication methodologies that uses minimal waste and unique finishing techniques, couples with generative modeling tools and algorithm-based patterns makes this chair a pretty cool and innovative piece of home decor.

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Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.