Trigger/ the Ceramic Lounger

2,310

24

2

Introduction: Trigger/ the Ceramic Lounger

About: My name is Jielt Gregoire, design enthusiast with a strong interest for materials and manufacturing techniques. BIO To give this passion a proper fundament I obtained a Professional Bachelor “Industrial Pro...

Trigger is a comfortable lounger for both indoor and outdoor use. Because of the minimalistic frame the focus is on the exclusivity and crafts of the seating. Trigger is made out of 190 handmade ceramic links of Belgian clay. The shape of the links is in such a way that they limit the contact points ensuring a high and lasting comfort. Moreover, elastic rings interconnect them, making the seating spring slightly.

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1:

Testing

Step 2:

Making lime moulds

Step 3:

Mass production.
Each lounger contains over 200 links.

Step 4:

Glazing

Step 5:

Making the frame

Step 6:

Testing the ergonomics

Instructables Design Competition

Participated in the
Instructables Design Competition

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Backyard Contest

      Backyard Contest
    • Silly Hats Speed Challenge

      Silly Hats Speed Challenge
    • First Time Author Contest

      First Time Author Contest

    2 Discussions

    0
    DavidL661
    DavidL661

    3 years ago

    Few questions... First is it possible to add another photo/drawing of the dimensions of the frame? How do you fire the glaze on the clay if they are covered all over - Do they not stick to the kiln shelves? Finally, how did you shape the ceramic parts? Did you make a mold first? Thanks for any help you can offer :)

    0
    Jielt
    Jielt

    Reply 3 years ago

    Hi David


    I did made a ton of molds and there is no glaze on the bottom when it’s baked.

    To be honest, this is not a small hobby project. It took me months to get enough
    links for the surface.

    I gave Royal Botania a license to reproduce them. So if were lucky they’ll be
    on the market by next year, save you the time ;)

    Best, Jielt