Sound/Chair: The Only Chair You Can Hear

Sound/Chair: The Only Chair You Can Hear

Taryn Williford
Sep 19, 2008

The perfect addition to any audiophile's home: The chair that IS a sound. Based on a three-axis graph of volume and frequency against time, this armchair was the result of a series of trials—and errors; 719 of them, actually—of producing a soundwave graph that looked like a chair. Once he found one, the chair was replicated from the graph and the made from water-jet-cut polyethylene...

The end result of designer Matthew Plummer Fernandez's work, Souns/Chair, is a chair that carries the inherited aesthetic of sound and also the only chair that can actually be heard as a sound.

Prototypes of the Sound/Chair were exhibited in Milan in 2007, and the final product was launched at the London Design Festival in September and will be on Sale at Selfridges in the UK in September 2008 at £3950.

It doesn't look super-comfortable with all of those sound spikes, but it's certainly unique and a conversation starter.

[ via Book of Joe ]

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