Nóize Chairs

These chairs were the second project in a series of collaborations with Estudio Guto Requena in the beginning of 2012, that combined sound, design and digital fabrication processes to create furniture and decorative objects.

The original chairs by Lina Bo Bardi, Marcelo Ferraz, Marcelo Suzuki, Sério Rodrigues and Carlos Motta were digitally modeled in 3D software to get a faithful reproduction of their physical model. These models then became the starting point for an unique design process that used sounds collected from 3 distinct neighborhoods in São Paulo to deform the original chair designs.

I was responsible for developing the software that analyzed audio files and converted their frequencies into one-dimensional deformation maps.