Wassily designer chair

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Wassily designer chair

Post by RudderDuck »

Second piece of designer furniture to get acquainted with FreeCAD modelling. This is an accurate model of the Wassily Chair, also known as the Model B3 chair, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925–1926 while he was the head of the cabinet-making workshop at the Bauhaus, in Dessau, Germany.

Workflow: Created sketches of front/side/top and cloned these as reference for sketches of the different parts. It still needs refinement. I tried using the assembly workbench but somehow that messed things up. I guess I'm doing something wrong in my workflow.

Renders made in Blender using simple chrome and plastic-ish material for the caps at the end of some tubes. Leather material is procedural, not perfect but good enough for a quick render of the final result.
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Final render.
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Zoomed in.
Wassily chair viewport.jpg
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Model is available at GrabCAD:


I noticed that the other models of this chair at GrabCAD are not geometrically correct. I used some original drawings found at the Archives of American Art (https://aaa.si.edu).

OS: Arch Linux (KDE/plasma)
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.19.24415 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: makepkg
Hash: 476ecf091941bead59b14e44afa6064d5a66afa3
Python version: 3.10.2
Qt version: 5.15.2
Coin version: 4.0.1
OCC version: 7.5.3
Locale: English/United States (en_US)
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Re: Wassily designer chair

Post by MisterMaker »

Was looking for example files to test the Blender nodes and found this gem here, really nice model!!
Looks really well made and detailed!
The renders are super nice too!
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Re: Wassily designer chair

Post by paullee »

Looks really great !

This is one of the model chair lot of Architect like to put in the building 8-)
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