Thursday, January 10, 2008

Bone chair

Evolutionary thinking is finally seeping through in the minds of designers. Joris Laarman's Bone Chair shows how a chair could look that is optimized according to the forces that work upon it, similar to a tree. Still, it is a detached copycat approach from the outside inwardly designed. It would be beautiful if the chair would dynamically adapt its construction according to the forces it encounters during its lifetime. Or even, that the DNA of a tree would be altered so the tree would not rely on sunlight, but on people sitting on it in order for it to grow and reproduce, thus 'naturally' forming itself optimally for people to sit on; human satisfaction as a goal for all natural evolution; tree becomes chair/house/teapot/airplane/iPhone? A nice initial exploration though.

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