Eames Fibreglass Rocking Armchair CAD sculpting exercise
Modelling Exercise in Rhino

Eames Fibreglass Rocking Armchair CAD sculpting exercise

Modelling Exercise in Rhino

I have been meaning to model this chair for some time. This project kept me busy over the summer/Christmas holidays. The main seat shell was modelled as a main half, then trimmed before the rolled edge was modelled. The main surface is a single span and I manually sculpted the CVs. I do not have an actual chair for reference, so there are bound to be differences. I over built the main surface and then trimmed it back to where the form curves outward. I then modelled the rolled/waterfall edge.

To view the modelling process, please have a look on Behance.

I had a bit of a play with the fibreglass materials, trying to replicate some of the worn original examples that are shown online. To render this as a contemporary injection-moulded plastic version would not have done the design justice 🙂

Modelled in Rhino 5, set up/materials in Lightwave, lit using HDR Light Studio Tungsten and rendered with Octane 2019.

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