Who would have imagined that sound and shape mix and mingle so effortlessly! Brazilian designers at Studio Guto Requena took the street sounds of São Paolo and used them to alter a set of classic chair designs creating these fantastic Nóize Chairs. Yes, your chair has been infused with the Portuguese chatter, Samba music and untuned motorcycles, giving your furniture a whole other level of ‘street cred’.
Like Sitting on the Streets
One wonders how comfortable these are (the top was printed in soft rubber, one hopes?) or if they’ve been remixed so much they might break (It looks solid). With Shapeways and Soundcloud selling bespoke iPhone cases marked with your favourite frequencies through their ‘Vibe’ service (SS covered it here), mixing shape and sound to synthesize new products seems to be the next step in design.
The first step to this process began in the streets of the Grajau, Tiradentes and Santa Ifigenia areas of the city. After wandering about and collecting samples, Studio Guto Requena took the CAD files of these three iconic chairs from Brazilian designers and interlaced the waveforms with the chair forms.
With a little CAD magic and an FDM 3D printer, the Nóize was created in solid ABS plastic. If you’re in São Paulo now and have a hankering to see these works of art, they are being displayed at Galeria + Coletivo Amor de Madre on Rua Estados Unidos 2186. Exhibition ends on August 31, 2012.