COMPONENT DESIGN

Dominic Michaelis has always been interested in component design.

MONO CHAIR
Also designed was the first UK all plastic injection moulded chair for Simon Fussel’s Interstore. Known as the Mono chair, it was manufactured by GKN, the tool being later sold to an Australian company, so that very few were sold in the UK. GKN initially believed it to be impossible without the inclusion of steel inserts in the chair legs. He also designed a folding “sail chair” that was crafted in Brazil shown alongside a fossil from stonefish UK (www.stonefish.biz)

SAIL CHAIR WITH FOSSIL


He designed a spiral stair made of glass reinforced plastic shells with foam plastic cores. A cast aluminium version was made and used by James Sterling in the main entrance of his Olivetti UK Headquarters building.

 

STEPHEN GREY HOUSE
CAST ALUMINIUM SPIRAL STAIRCASE


It was also used in the glass and Corten steel Stephen Grey House designed by Dominic Michaelis Associates, to be double glazed with retractable ceiling mounted insulating shutters. Kitchen, dining room and bedrooms are on the ground floor, the whole upper floor being the living quarters.

STEPHEN GREY HOUSE WOOTON UNDERWOOD BUCKS

With a French colleague, Gilles Bouchez, he designed and built a bicycle cover, called the Cyclodome, which was very successfully used in Paris for over a year.

CYCLODOME


He designed the geodesic solar cooker (and a solar still), for the developing world featured on the Solar Energy Ltd website.

LOW COST SOLAR COOKER FOR DEVELOPING WORLD