October 10, 2008

Student Project: Ergonomic Chair for Acoustic Guitar Players

Here's my most recently completed school project:
The Guitarist's Pick...because the ergonomic seat is in the shape of a pick AND, hopefully it will be the chair that guitarists pick haha
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Concept: Although this chair cannot heal callused fingertips, it can aid the guitar player comfortably endure hours of guitar playing and practice.  The chair features an extremely comfortable cushioned seat in a shape all guitar players can identify with - the guitar pick.  This shape also allows for leg comfort since there is no seat edge to press against popliteals or cut-off circulation.  The chair also features an adjustable foot prop so that both feet can be flat against the floor for maximum comfort.  The foot prop can swing to both sides to accommodate left-handed and right-handed players, and it also moves up and down.  The low cushioned back provides support for the lumbar region while also allowing the user to lean forward while playing.  Finally, the chair is constructed of lightweight materials so that the chair can be easily moved from practice room, to jam session, to stage.
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Section cut and anthropometric data used (Hip Breadth, Knee Height, Popliteal Height, Buttox to Popliteal, Buttox to Knee, Lumbar Height)
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The Guitarist's Pick with measurements adapted to the 5% female measurements (Scale: 1 1/2"=1'-0")
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The Guitarist's Pick with measurement adaption to my personal measurements (Scale: 1 1/2"=1'-0")
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The Guitarists Pick with measurements adapted to the 99% male measurements (Scale: 1 1/2"=1'-0")
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Model, front-side view (scale: 3"-1'-0)
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Model, back-side view (Scale: 3"=1'-0")
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Model, top view (scale: 3"=1'-0")

Critiques are welcomed and wanted!

10 comments:

meowmeow. said...

its very beautiful. Amazing design and very unique idea...Good work..I wish i played guitar....my stepmom got me one like 10 years ago but i never learned!!!! i will show my bf...he will want it.
so to answer your question, i just started dental school and i'm taking 23 hours so i deleted my blog in the freak out of the first couple weeks...now adjusted and back blogging :)

Allure said...

wow that's such a clever design.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

You are brilliant!

Juxtaposition Design said...

Thank you so much for everyone's sweet comments!

Kristen Holt, Allied Member ASID said...

Nice rendering and model!!

avant garde said...

wow! what a design! great job and from what it looks like, alot of hard work. furniture may be your line of work....

Anonymous said...

I Love This Chair!!!! When I Can I Buy One!!!!! Your concept is amazing and so cool!!!!! I can see Eric Clapton doing his acoustic concerts using this chair!!! Bravo on a job well done!!!!

Juxtaposition Design said...

Again, thank you so much to EVERYONE!

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