Monday, July 26, 2010

re-LAVA ed: Geometries beyond the blob

LAVA`s Chris Bosse  has sliced up the 1967 Panton chair as part of the Re-loved: designer stories at the Powerhouse Museum 31 July – 30 September.
Bosse, director of innovative architectural firm LAVA, is one of several designers commissioned by the Powerhouse to use a pre-loved chair to tell a story about a piece of furniture they love.

“We’ve chosen to represent this shape as slices, similar to an MRI scan in order to make visible its complex 3dimensional geometry. The chair is metaphorically and physically carved out of a sliced box, ” says Bosse.
 “The project retro-digitises the chair design, although it was the chair that preceded the digital design revolution.”
Bosse believes that today we understand better how to derive form from geometry, such as the underlying geometries in nature, and can incorporate buildability into the form from the inception through parametric modeling techniques.
Re-loved is on display at the Powerhouse Museum from 31 July – 30 September 2010 during the Sydney Design Festival.

sydney design website

Laboratory for Visionary Architecture Asia Pacific
Chris Bosse Alexander Rieck Tobias Wallisser

with Catherine Zhuang
and Erik Escalante , AAron Brown


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