MGarito | Design | Barcode Chair
Barcode Chair 01 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Barcode Chair 02 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Barcode Chair 03 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Barcode Chair 04 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Barcode Chair 05 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Barcode Chair 06 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Barcode Chair 07 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
Barcode Chair 01 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com

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November 2007

This chair is a hand crafted manifestation of one of the many simple things we take for granted in our every day lives, the barcode.

I choose to use the barcode as a catalyst for this design because it is both a familiar icon and a graphical representation of data, which is often used in complex systems.

The chair itself is constructed of red wood ply-wood. This material was selected for its inherent strength as an engineered wood and its visual qualities, specifically when it transitions between soft white hues and soft red hues in conjunction with ambient light levels.

One of the more challenging aspects of this build, was that each pieces of the chair consists of the full profile of the chair. That is to say, there are no segments or joints between any of the wooden elements. As such there is also no adhesives used in its construction beyond those used for the lamentation of the ply-wood itself.

The profiles sections are each then spaced by one hundred and fifty 3/8" thread nuts, tightened into position individually to ensure vertical alignment of the profiles.

Barcode Chair 01 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
Barcode Chair 02 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
Barcode Chair 03 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
Barcode Chair 04 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
Barcode Chair 05 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
Barcode Chair 06 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
Barcode Chair 07 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com