Some ideas just come from the want to create something new. I had this idea to make a range of outdoor seating using the relatively simple process of rotational moulding where your have a negative of your object made in steel which is filled with a measured amount of plastic chips, heated and then rotated. The plastic becomes liquid and covers all the metal surfaces creating a walled object.
The plan would be to make the mould my self from sheet steel using only flat and rolled surfaces (non compound surfaces) for ease of production requiring basic equipment such as a jigsaw, a simple sheet steel roller and welding equipment.
The Duck chair was made as a proof of concept and during many design iterations drawn in the computer. I accidentally made a rendering using a speaker grill texture that produced this semi transparent object which inspired what would later become called 'Is this the coolest chair ever made'.