A stool based on human bone structure and designed by MA Product Design Senior Lecturer Assa Ashuach is the latest addition to the Frederick Parker Collection, which is housed within London Metropolitan University.
First exhibited at London Design Museum in 2013, the shape of the femur stool follows the internal human bone structure and provides support that is optimized to a 120KG – so if the user changes the sitting load, the object form will change to accommodate and adjust performance. This object shaping is driven from the mathematical intelligence of the human bone formation, and was achieved through use of new algorithms, innovative material optimisation techniques and produced with laser sintering. You can watch the video on Youtube.
The Frederick Parker Foundation is a registered charity whose aim is to maintain a collection of chairs for students to study at close hand their history, development, design, construction and restoration. The Foundation seeks to promote and encourage the study of furniture history and in particular the design and development of British chairs. There are 193 chairs in the Collection and 140 on view; the chairs illustrated below are a selection of what can be seen.
Studio Ashuach has also recently opened an innovative fully interactive 3D co-design experience on his website called 3D play.
Recent news from The Cass
The Cass students think outside the box at iconic London art venues.
The Cass annual festival of employability and entrepreneurship.
Staff members recognised for outstanding contribution within the University.
A Cass Architecture alumnus, Alex Scott-Whitby has been announced as the winner of the London Festival of Architecture’s Modern Maypole competition in the centre of London.
The acclaimed actor and writer, Richard Katz, visits Cass Theatre Arts students to discuss his experience of working in the performing arts industry.
Thursday, 14 December, 3-8pm
The twelfth annual open studios at Calcutta House features exhibition by Fine Art BA and Photography BA students and a pop up exhibition by first year architects.
Musarc, the architectural choir/research project based at The Cass, has announced details of their 2017 Christmas Concert.
Students from The Cass recently participated in Window Wanderland, an international festive initiative developed by a Cass alumna.
Foundation students at The Cass exhibit over 2000 sculptures in pop-up plasticine exhibition
The Winter Graduation ceremony saw hundreds of London Met graduands celebrate their academic achievements at London’s Barbican Centre.
Sarah Jane Wilson, who studied Creative Writing at London Met, will have her debut novel published in 2018.
Denise Lewis, a recent Textile Design BA graduate, has won a competition to design curtain fabric for the anti-poverty and social action centre, Toynbee Hall.
Richard Wilson OBE, aka Victor Meldrew, was awarded an honorary degree by London Metropolitan University at the 2017 Winter Graduation ceremony.
London Met raises awareness of homelessness in London with a Textile Design project.
An evening of celebration was held in order to launch Just Met 2017, an anthology featuring creative writing work from students at the University.