This might be called the AI Chair or a fine clean example of cutting edge and clean design chair, but it is also a worlds first. You may remember that Autodesk did the first chair imagined with generative design a few years ago (
Generative Designed Elbo Chair One of 2016s Most Innovative Objects) as a test of what could be re-imagined using generative design. Now there is a beautiful production chair by Phillipe Starck that you could purchase someday from Kartell.
Philippe Starck Partners With Intelligent Generative Design to Co-Create His Next Masterpiece for Kartell
“Generative design is a design exploration technology that allows designers and engineers to input their design goals, along with parameters such as materials, manufacturing methods, and cost constraints. The software then explores all the possible permutations of a solution, quickly generating design alternatives. It tests and learns from each iteration what works and what doesn’t.”
“In its 70 years of history, Kartell has interacted with mechanics in the implementation of industrial processes aimed at transforming a design into a product that can be reproduced on a large scale using increasingly sophisticated molds. Today, in the year 2019, Kartell’s interactions with machinery have stepped up a notch.
We bring you the first design object conceived by artificial intelligence, born in response to input received from the designer (Philippe Starck) and from the company (Kartell).
Specifically, creative thinking and artificial intelligence have merged to develop a chair model created using an algorithm that respects the original brief - a comfortable seat that has the structural strength and solidity requirements to ensure certification and respect aesthetic standards of simplicity and clean lines. From the collaboration between Kartell, Philippe Starck and American firm Autodesk, leading producer of 3D engineering and entertainment software that helps to imagine, design and create a better world, comes the A.I. series, the fruit of collaboration between artificial intelligence and human intelligence, termed by Starck himself “Natural Intelligence”.
“Kartell, Autodesk and I,” says Philippe Starck, asked artificial intelligence a question: Artificial Intelligence, do you know how we can rest our bodies using the least amount of material? Artificial Intelligence, without culture, without memories, without influence, responded only with intelligence, its “artificial” intelligence. A.I. it is the first chair designed outside our brain, out of our habits and how we are used to thinking. And thus, a new world opens up to us. Unlimited”.“
I think this is such a beautiful and modern designed chair.