Conceived for São Paulo Design Weekend – SPDW 2013



From August 15 to 18

Location: Ovo – Rua Gomes de Carvalho 830, Itaim.

Design: Estudio Guto Requena
Co-authors: Meta-D
Support: Metamáquina

For SPDW 2013, Estudio Guto Requena invited META-D to adapt the design process of the Nóize Chair to create a real-time experience. Visitors will witness the Nóize Chair being re-formed on a computer by the sounds picked up in a gallery environment. Each day, a Metamáquina 2 3D printer will produce miniature model chairs resulting from these hybrid files. In this design performance, we will witness the formal result of the blending of the iconic Giraffe Chair with the music, the poetry and the noise of the gallery space.

The Metamáquina 2 3D printer is 100% Brazilian made, free software and free hardware, and it will print these model chairs in biodegradable plastic.

Noize Chairs were developed in 2012 by Estudio Guto Requena in partnership with Galeria Coletivo Amor de Madre, São Paulo, Brazil. Faithful digital 3D models of iconic chairs made by Brazilian designers were merged with the recorded sound picked up by mobile phone on the streets of São Paulo. Fusion of these 3D models with digital sound files was accomplished through a process created by Estudio Guto Requena using the programing language Processing.

The Giraffe Chair, designed by Lina Bo Bardi, Marcelo Ferraz and Marcelo Suzuki in 1987, was mixed with the sounds of Rua Santa Iphigenia. The Oscar chair, 1956, by Sergio Rodrigues, was mixed with the sounds of the Grajaú neighborhood. The resulting files were sent via internet to a 3D printer where they were printed in ABS thermoplastic.

About META-D
The office Design Thinking and Architecture focuses on new design processes. META-D is Henrique Stabile + Thiago Mangialardo

About Metamáquina
Metamáquina has pioneered the domestic 3D printing free hardware and free software.

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