The Digital Chaiselongue emerged from a 2018 collaboration between Viennese designer Philipp Aduatz and an Austrian start-up company, incremental3d, based in Innsbruck. The chair's sculptural design language is realized through the use of an innovative digital fabrication technology that 3D prints very detailed concrete geometries in a very fast time.
For the Digital Chaiselongue, the base plate is first 3D printed in concrete. Afterward, the complete geometry is printed onto the plate in less than one hour. To provide sufficient tensile strength, carbon fibers are inserted in sensitive areas. The seat is finished by hand using a UV-resistant polyurethane coating. The Digital Chaiselongue measures 220 × 75 × 85 cm. It is an edition of 8 + 4 AP. Four chairs from the edition are available.
Vienna-based designer Philipp Aduatz creates limited-edition functional objects that are highly sculptural in nature. Working with innovative materials and fabrication technologies, Aduatz combines traditional craft concepts and techniques with cutting edge implements like 3D printing, 3D laser scanning, CNC milling, and rapid prototyping. Greatly influenced by sculptors Constantin Brâncusi and Tony Cragg, Aduatz aims to develop a distinct language of form in each of his pieces, encouraging a new discourse between the object and its user or viewer.
Incremental3d is a startup company founded by Georg Grasser, Johannes Lading, and Lukas Härtenberger, dedicated to research in the field of concrete printing.