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Noise Chairs: 3D Distortions With City Sounds

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You may have heard something about 3D printing, because it is a quite popular technology now. 3D printing is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of any type. This is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes. Using exactly this method with some computer alteration, Brazilian designers from Estudio Guto Requena have recreated the 3D chair models, and altered their structure using computer technologies.

3D Chair Alteration

The São Paulo by Carlos Motta and 3D Replica

Nóize Chairs by Estudio Guto Requena

The designer team from Estudio Guto Requena made a very provocative use of 3D printing, aiding it with the computer technology. They have taken the classical chairs, which were created by renowned designers and copied their structure. Furthermore, they have used 3D printer to finish them, however before that, they had altered the shape of the chairs by inducing the audio recorded on the streets of São Paulo.

Yes, that means that the classy chairs are now distorted and bear the street sounds from all over São Paulo. The chairs that were taken into the project were:

  • The Oscar by Sergio Rodrigues,
  • The São Paulo by Carlos Motta
  • The Giraffe by Lina Bo Bardi, Marcelo Ferraz and Marcelo Suzuki

3D chair Alteration

The Oscar by Sergio Rodrigues and 3D Replica

The sounds that have altered their shapes were recorded at the following districts of sounds of São Paulo: the Grajau, Tiradentes and Santa Ifigenia. When the images have been altered, Estudio Guto Requena has sent the results to Belgium, where Nóize chairs have been printed. Of course the 3D copies of the mentioned above chairs could not reproduce the high quality of wood, which was originally used, nor could they mimic the slightest detail of the chairs. However, Estudio Guto Requena has managed to achieve something extraordinary by altering the shape of the chairs with sounds of Brazilian streets.

3D Chair Alteration

The Giraffe by Lina Bo Bardi, Marcelo Ferraz and Marcelo Suzuki and 3D Replica

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