Grand Central Terminal Chairs
Architect: David Rockwell/ The Rockwell Group
Location: New York City’s Grand Central Terminal
Project Date: October 1999
Challenge: Dupont Corian was approached by the Rockwell Group, with a conceptual sketch. Rockwell needed furniture made of a durable material such as Corian, but with the capacity of design flexibility to meet a traditional look-in this case a match to the Pullman–era style of rail travel.
Solution: Dupont Corian and Rockwell turned to Sterling Surfaces. Dupont Corian provided two custom colors of material- with the look of a mohair texture. Sterling Surfaces engineered the design. 38 seams and 10 multi directional-forming steps later a chair is born! 400 lbs.
Technologies Used: CAD, CAM, thermoforming, vacuum and pressure forming molds.
Interesting Facts: This chair collection includes 20 Chairs and 4 Love-seats. Accomplished before the use of 3D programming and machining.