Another of life’s mountains has been climbed. Our son Louie graduated a few days ago from Western Washington University’s Industrial Design program. His class of 13 showcased their talents at the penthouse offices of Teague in Seattle. For the past nine months they’ve been working on their senior projects — designing and building a chaise lounge. The results were as stunning as the moon rising over Mt. Baker. We’re expecting great things from these creative men and women, and express our heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to the grad class.
Louie’s chaise, made of softshell fabric, steel tubing and aluminum. Turns out that high tech outdoorsy fabric is not just for jackets and pants.
Another view of Louis Dawson 3 version.
Kirk Turner’s carbon fiber interpretation. Female forms on top of a masculine frame attached to support feet using techie rod-ends. The back story of what these guys went through to make these highly finished pieces is unbelievable, literally hundreds of hours of work.
Made of fiberglass and concrete, this chaise can be swiveled into a chair. By Carson Massie.
What impressed us the most was the uniqueness of each form. This by Jesse Zackery.
By Matt Lider.
Wool and polished aluminum by Melina Edgerton.
Note the intricate base of this lounger by Nick Hanlon.