A Solid Wood Chair With High-Tech Origins
Often, high-tech design means modern materials, but this sleek seat is made from an arguably old-school source: solid wood. What’s high-tech about the Alpha chair, designed by London’s Made in Ratio, is how it was made. The mod, almost alien lines of the chair are the result of digital sculpting (using software to model a digital design — almost as if it were made of modeling clay) and a CNC router (a computer-controlled cutting machine). The end result is gorgeous chair with no visible joinery, which makes it look like it was carved from one solid slab of wood.