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Making full use of traditional woodworking techniques, Lin is a handmade chair that displays a sculptural quality with ergonomic considerations.

As a sculptor using traditional woodworking techniques, I have been drawn to creating three-dimensional objects that depict fragments of human nature in an abstract form. The challenge was to design and build a functional object with the same vocabulary as the sculptures I create. Inspired by the unifying, yet conflicting qualities of human nature – those of frailty and strength, this chair displays the beauty in consolidating individually vulnerable parts to form physically, a stronger whole and metaphorically, a dignified presence.

Photos: Timothy Hogan, Dalton Paley

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Made of all slid wood, ? -Lin-  is a handmade chair that is physically and metaphorically light. 24”W x 24”D x 27”H. Photograph by Timothy Hogan. www.timothy-hogan.com

As an occasional use chair, it accentuates the room it occupies.  Photograph by Timothy Hogan.

? -Lin- exhibits a sculptural quality with ergonomic consideration.  Photograph by Dalton Paley. www.daltonpaley.com

The seat consisting of 17 hollow teardrop shaped steam-bent bands are coopered to create its compound curvature. Photograph by Dalton Paley

Photograph by Timothy Hogan

16 steam-bent back slats intersecting through the seat add to the integrity of the structure and provide a moderate flex for lumbar support. Photograph by Timothy Hogan

Photograph by Timothy Hogan.

As an occasional use chair, it accentuates the room it occupies. Photograph by Timothy Hogan