The EvoDeVO chair is a porous and intricate structure mimicking the hierarchical organization of wooden fibers, interpreted in a simple geometric abstraction. The final shape of the chair acts as a smart material that varies in density to conform to local stresses based on the material properties of plywood laminates. The material is removed from areas where mechanical stress is low revealing organic patterns similar to branches and trees configurations.


Principal Investigator Aaron Sprecher, School of Architecture, McGill University
Lead Researcher Francois Leblanc, McGill University
Researchers Zhongyuan Potter Dai, Clothilde Caillé-Levesque, Razvan Gheti, Omar Alameddine, François Sabourin, and François Cegarra Escolano
Schedule Design & Fabrication 2014-2016