Nóize Chairs (2012)

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

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.