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.

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