Wybren van Keulen introduces Epoque, unique hand made chair designed in Blender

Wybren van Keulen introduces Epoque, unique hand made chair designed in Blender

As a matter of fact we've been meaning to dive into manufacturing for a while, and Dutch designer Wybren van Keulen gave us a perfect excuse reason to do that at last.

While many people never go beyond modeling furniture in 3D, he actually ended up producing Époque — extremely real chairs, now available for sale. And he used Blender for all the modeling.

Epoque chairs

As you can see the design blends modern materials with old style and proportions to create a quite unique product. The material is fiberglass reinforced resin, the chair has a high gloss finish. Every chair is hand made and requires ca. 5 hours of delicate preparation, laminating and finishing.

Glossy finish close-up

Wybren came to this project with 10 years of experience in architecture visualization. The project involved intermediate 3D prints for reality and ergonomics check.

When asked about reasons to choose Blender over other tools Wybren replied: "I chose Blender for speed and flexibility. Blender's subdivision surfaces are perfect for the job. Way more flexible than a nurbs surface modeler."

You can find more information about the project at the project's page.

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  1. Wow!
    This is crazy design, the black more beautiful than white one.

  2. Should say WOW. Made of Fibreglass.
    If you have the curiosity to know about fibreglass then you should go through the following link:
    Fibreglass

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