The Chair Project (Four Classics)Wood, Steel, Thread, Data
The Chair Project is a series of four AI-designed, human-manufactured chairs. The piece reverses the common roles of human and machine in the design process and industrial production, using machine learning as to stimulate to human imagination rather than for automation.
Omitting the human body, the technology dreams up entirely new forms of classic seating furniture. The resulting chairs, manufactured by human hands, materialize contradictions of form and automation into an irony of AI solutionism.
Collaboration with Steffen Weiß. Prototype design and manufacturing by Mikkel Mikkelsen. Commisioned by MAK Vienna for Vienna Biennale 2019. Studio photography in collaboration with Gregor Scheuerlein and Jonas Voigt.
The Chair Project: A Case-Study for using Generative Machine Learning as Automatism. ML for Creativity and Design Workshop. NeurIPS 2018, Montréal.