Ogonori Chaise-longue takes over from Voxel Chair V1.0 as the second prototype developed using Design Computation Lab’s design software for robotic spatial 3D printing.


Once again, the research led by Manuel Jiménez García and Gilles Retsin allows to continue improving and developing this revolutionary robotic 3D printing process, implementing software updates for better efficiency in the distribution of material and greater speeds.

At the same time, Nagami has continued developing customized applications and tools for this project, improving the extrusion process. The materiality was thought again with PLA thermoplastic in blue aquamarine translucent colours, to give the piece an organic character and to establish a continuity with its older “sister” Voxel Chair V1.0. Like its predecessor Voxel Chair V1.0, the Ogonori Chaise-longue is created from the compilation of thousands of line fragments into a 2 km continuous toolpath. Ogonori emerges as a three-dimensional pattern with different densities, which folds into a chaise-longue in wich every detail is different.

In this project, collaboration between Nagami and Design Computation Lab redefines another industrial design icon as is La Chaise, created by Charles and Ray Eames in 1948. A revolutionary design to show the possibilitites of a revolutionary process.

The Ogonori Chaise-longue, designed in London and printed in Ávila, was developed with the support of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) and was presented in Boston at the annual congress that the association held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in November 2017.

Designed by:
Manuel Jiménez García and Gilles Retsin
Manuel Jiménez García, Miguel Angel Jiménez García, Ignacio Viguera Ochoa, Gilles Retsin, Vicente Soler and Ivo W. Tedbury
Nagami with Vicente Soler