Chainsaw Robot Carves Furniture Out Of A Wooden Log
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.