We’re really proud of our Lucas! Contributor to 10and5 and 3D Design (product design) student at CPUT, he recently designed for a brief that required him to produce a dining-room chair using reasonably sustainable materials.
The result that followed was The Sessio (latin for seat). Lucas fills us in,”The design started off by playing around with a few primary shapes with the aim of achieving a unique form which I had not seen before. In my scamping, I came up with the idea of supporting a person by using a ‘grabbing’ like form – make a C figure with your hand. During the conceptual stage I didn’t have a material in mind, but I had just become acquainted with James Hannah of JBH Design who specializes in metals works, and this later influenced my decision to work with mild-steel, something which I had never done before.
The concept revolved around a design that would be of a bespoke nature, but would use sound industrial methods that wouldn’t result in a complicated manufacture process. I really enjoyed working with metal during the process. It’s got a very honest appeal to it, and best of all it will stand the test of time, which means if your designing for this material, your piece is guaranteed to stick around for a while!”
Photography by Eeden La Grange