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A.O.D. Lorimer, sitting on the Lorimer Stool
The stick lorimerlite framework
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The needle lorimerlite framework
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The Lorimerlite Stool is designed to resist compressive forces with a minimal amount of structural material. The geometry of the structure is inspired by the tetrahedral geometry of soap bubbles, which are constantly trying to optimise their form in terms of material usage.

One stool has been made from coffee stirrer sticks, and the other from needles, arranged to form a lightweight and aesthetically pleasing structural framework.

This lorimerlite framework fills the largest volume of spaces with the least un-braced length of a predefined number of struts, making them inherently resistant to buckling and enhancing the strength of the entire structure. All struts meet at an angle of 109.5 degrees, as with the vertices in soap bubble clusters.