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The Kerf Chair, pushes the design boundaries for on-demand CNC machining.
The kerfing technique - milling a series of closely-spaced grooves into a sheet to allow it to bend - is employed to achieve an effect usually associated with the steam-bending of plywood. Kerfing helps avoid the complex process of steaming and pressing sheets of wood onto a bending mould and clamping it all together - in fact, the frame of the chair itself is used as a mould, and adds structural integrity to the final piece.
Designed and shared openly by:
- Length: 725mm
- Height: 870mm
- Width: 550mm
- Seats: 1 person
Quality materials and neat features
All Opendesks are made from quality, FSC-certified baltic plywood. Coming from managed forestry, it’s good to know your desk was sustainably grown.
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What makes the Kerf Chair different?
The Kerf Chair is designed to be manufactured by a network of independent makers all around the world. This is possible thanks to Opendesk’s alternative supply chain - designers share designs for products that can be downloaded and made locally using the latest digital tools.
We call this model ‘Open Making’.
This design has been downloaded: