The robotic arm from designers Tibor Weissmahr and Tom Pawlofsky was programmed to create stools using a single piece of wood.
An industrial robot with a chainsaw has been programmed by Tom Pawlofsky and Tibor Weissmahr to carve furniture from a single piece of wood. For their project, 7Xstool, stackable stools can be cut right from a tree trunk.
Weissmahr drafted the stool design, which was then realized by Pawlofsky by developing this unusual production process. By planning out the chainsaw’s tracks, they have created a method that is almost scrap-free.
As each tree trunk is different, the stools are all one-of-a-kind. 7Xstool is part of the ‘kkaarrlls for Echtwald‘ collection, developed as part of a partnership with the German company, which helps to restore commercially forested locations.
The Creators Project reports that the chainsaw robot displayed it’s carving skills at the Passagen 2013 Interior Design Week in Cologne, where audience members were able to buy the stools that were created. You can see it in action in the video below: