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Forest City Castings Design for Manufacturing Award

Vault Stool: Woven Carbon Fiber Stool

The Vault Stool is a lightweight, woven carbon fiber stool. Using kagome, a Japanese triaxial weaving technique, the unique form of the Stool is the intersection of traditional techniques and modern materials. The Stool’s structure is reinforced by the curved edges, reminiscent of vaulted arches found in architecture. The final object is a culmination of the rigorous exploration into triaxial weaving and working within the constraints of the weave as well as the material properties of carbon fiber.

About the Designer

Rebecca Collins, Sheridan College

Rebecca has a fascination for materials and taking an analytical approach to design. She enjoys the hands-on process, using iterative physical model making to create every day objects that are resolved and unique.