>P005 Calibration Stool

A small object as a direct and uncomplicated result of the need to calibrate our in house CNC machine during the quieter months of lockdown.

Noting that an automated machine such as this operates on x, y, and z coordinates, one of the most complex requests is to ask it to repeatedly produce circles of varying diameters, displaying consistent perimeters, and with the start and end points always meeting.

Here, early forms were misshaped with x and y steps frequently missed.

The piece, in its final form, echoes the bobbin, a toy or circus prop originating from the Chinese yo-yo, consisting of an hourglass silhouette controlled by a string and two hand held batons.

The automatically cut items are assembled and finished by hand; an overt move to diffuse the precision of the automated. To further play with its form, we are building a stock of parts to enable new forms to emerge.

The studio has committed to a limited run of 200 Calibration Stools with each piece personally signed by Carl Trenfield and the special collaborator that has assisted in its assembly and finishing.

Enquire: info@carltrenfieldarchitects.com

Unit Five Canterbury
2020 —
Carl Trenfield
Yonatan Vinitsky