From fabric to furniture, advanced technology is quickly changing the face of design. The upcoming interactive traveling exhibition, Bits 'n Pieces, explores the evolution of the post-digital era with a display of objects found within the realms of graphic, product, furniture and jewelery design as well as architecture.
The objects are as aesthetically pleasing as they are technically astounding, each designer demonstrating the future of design is not filled with sterile, emotionless objects. For example, the shape of the Brainwave Sofa created by Unfold's Lucas Maassen and Dries Verbruggen utterly replicates the first three seconds of neural activity in Maassen's mind upon shutting his eyes. The result of the completely scientific process is a smoothly formed sofa in warm gray felt (pictured above).
Ilona Huvenaars and Willem Derks' Knitted Vase beautifully solves the problem of the perfectly sized flower vase, expanding and contracting depending on the amount of flowers it contains (pictured above). Alissia Melka-Teichroew's Jointed Jewelery (pictured below) is brilliant example of selective laser sintering technology. One seamless string of ball joints, it was before impossible to mold a ball joint in ceramics or plastics all in one go, without having to assemble individual pieces together.
Intended as an open dialogue, the collection on display at Material Connexion in NYC is part of an ever-evolving global tour that matures based on feedback provided at each location.
More images after the jump.