CHRIS BRODT
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Furniture

Before I began a career as a graphic designer, I studied furniture making. Below is a series of pieces I created while studying in Canada.

Chair 114

Chair 114

Its name is derived from what seemed like 114 attempts to make the pine, quite literally, bend to our will. Consisting of 40 pieces of beetle kill pine, a 20 piece core of ash, and 14 feet of stainless steel cable, Chair 114 challenged us to explore the potential of steam bent wood.

 Chair 114 was featured at the Interior Design Show 2014 in Toronto, Ontario.  Designed in collaboration with Brad Comis and Mark Lafond.

Chair 114 was featured at the Interior Design Show 2014 in Toronto, Ontario.

Designed in collaboration with Brad Comis and Mark Lafond.

The Sling Table

The Sling Table

This table mixes the traditional methods of joinery with the aesthetics of the mid-century modern movement, while maintaining a fresh and contemporary form. Made from American oak and walnut.

Totem & Vessel

Totem & Vessel

Totem is a series of stackable magnetic maple blocks. Lathed ridges hold the bright primary paints. Loosely based on the iconic Western totem poles of British Columbia, these small blocks of wood are meant to be played with, taken apart and then rebuilt.

Vessel is a dish and pedestal made from warm walnut, cool white ceramic, brass and felt. The bowl is hand turned using a manual roto-casting technique while the walnut is turned on the lathe.

Inside-Outside

Inside-Outside

The Inside-Outside cafe chair combines two very different materials (steel and plywood) and reveals how they can interact with one another within a very slim profile.

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Empire

Empire

A fun and whimsical seat for a child. Through the use of a CNC machine, each layer is cut out of a large sheet of Baltic birch plywood. The length variation achieved through this process creates a profile pattern reminiscent of a city skyline.

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