To achieve the ideal ergonomics, shape and function, the fabrication of products often becomes unnecessarily complex. ‘Reactive Object(s)’ shows us that by merging conventional manufacturing processes with rapid prototyping, we can obtain equal results with simpler methods. Inspired by constructivist art, Toms Lucāns has distilled the design of the office chair down to its most important mechanism – compression. Using only three materials he has created a geometric grid of modular components that plays with our expectations. What looks like a rigid chair is in fact a highly ergonomic surface, only revealing its function once you sit down.
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