Studio Daniel Libeskind in cooperation with Nienkämper Furniture Company has designed a spirit house chair for the Royal Ontario Museum’s, Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. The creation of this chair was influenced by its surroundings. In this case, the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal’s exterior and the self supporting structure, which are reminiscent of crystals. The crossing of two of these crystals makes a void at the heart of the construction a spirit house chair. The chair is made with cutting a blank sheet on a CNC laser cutter, formed on a brake press, hand TIG welded and polished.
The chair is built fully of 14 gauge stainless steel with a brushed finish and weighs 180 lbs, stands 35.5” tall and is 46.5” wide. Each chair takes 40 hours of labour to finalize and just a limited number have an engraved signature from Daniel Libeskind on the top. [Via]