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Lounge Chair (Image 4)
Emmet Truxes ‘06
School of Architecture
This project became an unintentional study of light, specifically the reflective, refractive, and transparent properties of the plexiglass modules. Due to the hundreds of angles of the normals, there is no telling which modules will reflect the artificial light from ceiling and wall fixtures or natural light from windows. When walking by the chair, the viewer is able to see the lights bouncing to different modules, adding a distinct level of animation to the experience. Furthermore, any reading is dependent on the viewer’s height, his figurative relationship to the frame of the piece, and the levels of interior and exterior lighting. These factors drive how light is perceived by the viewer and ensure that no two readings will be the same.