Recently, Brazilian designers Estudio Guto Requena set out to introduce the vibrancy of São Paulo to the world of furniture design. The designers used the sounds that they recorded in different areas of São Paulo to distort the distinct shapes of three iconic Brazilian chair designs. City voices, the hum of hectic traffic, street buskers and the clamour of construction all combined to alter each chairs original state. Computer models of the chairs were combined with data from the sounds of São Paulo, after which they were sent off to Belgium to be printed in 3D. The Oscar chair by Sergio Rodrigues, the São Paulo by Carlos Motta and the Giraffe by Lina Bo Bardi, Marcelo Ferraz and Marcelo Suzuki were the three iconic chairs used in this project. Essentially deforming each chair using sound, this is certainly an impressive piece of work that uses the advancement of technology in a meaningful and emotive way.
Watch the video above to get a better idea of how sound and design can be merged.
To view more of Estudio Guto Requena's projects, go here.