Gildas O'Laoire

The Path of Least Resistance

“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
                                                                                                           William Morris.

Using lamination I have been able to push my material to its limits thereby maximising the potential of a renewable resource. In the design of my chair I first located the necessary points of contact for support with strength. I then traced the path of least resistance, achieving a continuous fluid form which serves as a platform and support and which does so with logic and clarity. Modern materials and methods enabled me to design furniture, which is light and robust, adaptable and sustainable as well as visually pleasing.