From the web:
“Mike Kann of Studio801 created the Muybridge Chair (Gallop Series), which were recently exhibited during the London Design Festival at Designersblock.
Inspired by the animal study photography of Eadweard J. Muybridge (known primarily for his pioneering work with the use of multiple cameras to capture motion), Gallop are a range of chairs resembling the gait of a horse. The chair legs were influenced by sketching from the famous frames of movement of horses galloping as captured by Muybridge.
Made of Scottish birch and clear acrylic, these two examples (No. 6 and No. 2) from the Gallop range (other ranges include Jump and Canter) show the two extremes of this motion — from fully outstretched to mid-gallop with all legs lifted from the floor.”
Not the first Muybridge chair to have been noted on this blog/website: here’s a different concept from a while back by Richard Hutten, Time has transformed into furniture.
Muybridge chair by Richard Hutten
Muybridge, blue chair is the title of this painting by Christopher Rj. Worth, illustrated on his website Beyond The Post and Lintel.
Posted here by Stephen Herbert
photo: Official Star Wars Blog
A face familiar to employees of Lucasfilm’s Digital Arts Center at San Francisco’s Presidio can now be found at Lucas’s own alma-mater, USC. (Official Star Wars Blog).
Star Wars Sculptor Installs Bronze at Lucas’ Alma Mater
May 28, 2010
Cinematic innovator Eadweard Muybridge, whose bronze likeness [by sculptor Lawrence Noble] shares company with television inventor Philo T. Farnsworth, special effects pioneer Willis O’Brien, and even Jedi Master Yoda at Lucasfilm’s Presidio complex, has also been installed at the University of Southern California’s campus, famous among other things for its cinema department (of which George Lucas was a student). The Muybridge bronze comes as a gift from Lucas, who has long been a supporter of cinematic arts in education since his days at the university.
photo: Lawrence Noble's website
The statue of Muybridge (Father of Cinema) is one of three that Noble sculpted for the Letterman Digital Arts Center at the Presidio of San Francisco, to pay tribute to pioneers of the Motion Picture and Television Industries. The others are of Willis O’Brien (Father of Special Effects), and Philo T. Farnsworth (Inventor of Television). He also sculpted the Yoda Bronze, which sits on top of the Yoda Fountain.
More on The Compleat Muybridge.
and the artist’s website
Obi-wan Kenobi, by Lawrence Noble
Posted here by Stephen Herbert
Muybridge Chair: “Time has transformed into furniture”
The following is from an exclusive interview with Dutch designer Richard Hutten, published in Design, (Events, Profile), on 12 June 2008 by Shweta Parida. [Reproduced here by kind permission]
(And yes, we’re a couple of years late catching up with this, but I thought it was worth a blog post.)
“Des51gn speaks to famous Dutch designer Richard Hutten at the launch of his latest collection Atomes d’Argent for French luxury brand Christofle Paris.”
Muybridge Chair, from the 'Layers' collection
Muybridge is a chair named after the pioneer of photography Eadweard Muybridge.
“Being a passionate photographer myself, I had a series of pictures taken of me in profile while I got up from a seated position and had this one single movement captured in 53 shots, according to the technique devised by Muybridge. The pictures were then enlarged and laser-cut in MDF slabs that were glued to each other in the order in which they were taken. Thus a chair was created, in which one literally sits on my lap! The upper legs are the seat, while the torso is the back, and the movement of raising the body also creates an armrest. Time has transformed into furniture.”
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