Jesse Seymour, Fern Chair (Student Awards 2018)

For my design I aimed to create a unique egg chair inspired by the elegance and beauty of nature, using elements of biomimicry found within the design structure of ferns. Through extensive research, professional advice and utilisation of innovative CAD programs I was able craft together my ideas and create my final ‘Fern Chair’. When constructing my chair I based all the curves in the design on one radius. Then using compound joinery I was able to combine the different components to create the ‘fern’ like structure. The design was challenging and involved a lot of unique processes which were custom to this design. It was a long journey which did test my limits but in turn has led me to discover a whole new approach to working with timber that will benefit me for the rest of my career. Year 12, Freshwater Senior Campus. Teacher: Ben Percy