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Inspiration
       
     
Utility
       
     
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Design for Manufacturing
       
     
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Inspiration
       
     
Inspiration

This lightweight plastic stool is named after the catenary arches found in Gothic cathedrals that inspired its form.

Utility
       
     
Utility

Perfect for a compact apartment, the Catenary Stool stacks and is easy to move, and can double as an end table in a pinch.

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Design for Manufacturing
       
     
Design for Manufacturing

This stool is designed with plastic molding in mind. The piece is drafted and has no undercuts, allowing it to be mass-produced in a straight-pull mold. The proposed manufacturing methods for this piece are rotation molding out of polyethylene or gas assist injection molding out of polypropylene. A hollow cavity reduces both the weight and material used without sacrificing structure.