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Cell Stool Concept

Concept Sketches – Chairs with cubbies and more!

Here are some concept sketches I’ve been working on. These are mostly CNC routed wood, although two of the concepts have metal elements.

I really like the idea of a chair with a little cubby underneath the seat.  At home it would e a great place to quickly stash a book or a laptop, and in a restaurant or office it would be a great place for your hoodie or hat. I’m happy with the upper part of the Cubby Chair, but the legs still need some work.

There is also a sketch of an end table that’s in a similar style to the Cubby Chairs.

And finally there is the Cell Stool. I really love the look of four cellular quadrants constrained by the trapezoid. The element I like the most are the asymmetric lofts the create. Fabricating those lofts is a challenge I’m looking forward to in the coming weeks.

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Alan Rorie

Alan Rorie


Dr. Alan Rorie is a designer, artist and scientist whose work focuses on the intersection between science, art and education. Alan received a Ph.D in Neuroscience from Stanford University. He has also been fellow at The Exploratorium, and a researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health and New York University.

  • […] few weeks ago I posted a few concept drawings, and over since then two of the drawings have begun to squeeze their way into reality as […]

  • fred

    0 at 11:19 pm Reply

    These are wonderful and direct. What software you used for the 3d modeling and schematic images? I can’t imagine anything more clear in 3 panels.

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