Cocoon Chair by Raquel Gallego and Nathaniel Velez
The Cocoon Chair is a place for getting involved in the work that needs to be done while getting ergonomic support for the body, creating a very comfortable place to seat and use a laptop computer. The person using the Cocoon Chair will be enclosed in a spherical surface with inner cuts designed parametrically to be customized to the dimensions and preferences of the user. The upper cut provide an inclined surface to ergonomically position a laptop in such a way that the keyboard is easily accessible and the screen will reside in front of the user.
Rhino provides an interface for the designer to represent the position in which the user will be seating while working on the desk using simple lines, and then evoke the Rhinoscript to generate the geometry around it. The final geometry, customized for each user, is intended to be manufactured in layers using the tools available at the FABLab BCN. Each version of the Coocon Chair can be manufactured using different materials, for example Foam, which can be milled in sections using a CNC. The assembled sections produce the final object which can be further customized by applying different colors and fabrics.