Xuanhao Li

Circle Cross: Evolved a human body posture to a mechanical furniture

structure

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OVER VIEW

Heart Flow is an interactive installation, that could intelligently generate unique Water Marbling art pieces according to creators' heartbeat data.
It aims to reduce beginners' learning cost for Water Marbling and arouse their further interest, through a relaxing and highly relevant creating experience.

FURNITURE DESIGN

SOLO PROJECT

Idea generation, appearance and structure design, digital modeling, mechanical analysis, manufacturing and processing, photograph recording

DURATION

1 Months, 2019 Winter

INSPIRATION

All started with an experience of being rescued from a fall caused fracture

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I was impressed by this interesting arm cross figure used to transport victims, which reminds me of the mortise-tenon structure applied in traditional Chinese wooden furniture and buildings,

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Unlike other transferring ways relying on surrounding objects, this smart supporting method with stable mechanical properties, is formed independently by just inserting and overlapping arms.

It is similar to the mortise-tenon connection used in wooden structures. Without glue and iron nails, wood components can be firmly assembled together by inlaying each other. All the freedom degrees of individual parts are limited, so as to construct a stable load-bearing structure.

So, I was inspired to evolve this arm gesture into a new type of wooden mortise-tenon structure, and apply it to a chair design.

IDEATION

Evolve this human posture to a furniture form

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Make it stabler to bear weight on the ground

Attach four legs to the core, develop it into a centrosymmetric structure

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Quadruple

mode

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Double

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Stabler

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To be reasonable as a chair

Fix each component by mutual penetration to make it functional for sitting, 

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Then you

can sit

still

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Place a seat

board on

the bolts

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First, limit its

degrees of

freedom.

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Then you

can sit

still

Place a seat

board on

the bolts

First, limit its

degrees of

freedom.

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MODELING

The core structure

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The whole body

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This way of inserting and splicing arms reminds me of the mortise and tenon structure of traditional Chinese wooden furniture and buildings. By using wood inlay, without using glue and iron nails, wood components can be firmly assembled together, and the freedom of individual parts can be limited, so as to construct a stable load-bearing structure.

MODELING

BACKGROUND

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OPERATION LOGIC

How does the collected heart rate data control the moving path of the nozzle?

 

BUILDING and ASSEMBLING

How does the collected heart rate data control the moving path of the nozzle?

 

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ROGRAMMING and CALCULATION

 

Debug code and calibrate model size deviation

 

EXPERIENCE

 

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