Versioned Chairs at Send To Print

Versioned Thonet No. 14 Chair

Micheal Thonet / Sam Jacob / Lionel Eid / Kit Bencharongkul

I’m showing Versioned Chairs at the Aram Gallery as part of their Send To Print show on 3D printing.

Versioned Le Corbusier LC2

Le Corbusier / Pierre Jeanneret / Charlotte Perriand / Sam Jacob / Insoo Hwang / Wataru Sawada

Versioned Chairs explores five canonical chairs through acts of translation. Starting with a photograph of the original chair, this was first translated into a textual description. The text was then translated into sketches, drawn by a group who had no idea of the original subject. One of each sketch was then digitally modeled and then returned to a 3D form through rapid prototyping. These outputs are many times removed versions of their originals. Versioned Chairs exploits the limitations of different media it moves from photograph to text to sketch and back to 3D, their misreadings and mistranslations often entirely unrecognisable from their original source.

Versioned 250lc Barcelona Chair

Mies van der Rohe / Sam Jacob / Henry Lim / Minh Van

Versioned EA 117

Charles & Ray Eames / Sam Jacob / Lionel Eid / Lionel Eid

Versioned Tom Vac

Ron Arad / Sam Jacob / Lionel Eid / Akhil Bakhda

More on Versioned Chairs here.

The show, which also features work by Assa Ashuach, Riccardo Bovo, Michael Eden, Freedom of Creation­­, Jump Studios, Markus Kayser, Dirk vander Kooij, Chau Har Lee, PearsonLloyd, Chloe McCormick & Nicholas O’Donnell-Hoare, Serie, Superfusionlab, Silvia Weidenbach and Unfold is introduced:

Send to Print / Print to Send offers an impression of uses of 3D Printing* in the design industry today. This timely exhibition shows work by designers and organisations who are developing the capabilities of this technology. In addition it will include examples of the increasingly important role 3D Printing plays in the design process, particularly during the complex prototyping stages.
Featuring pieces from the studios of both established and emerging designers, The Aram Gallery uses this exhibition as a way to examine how designers’ processes are developing to accommodate new technological advances. We offer our visitors an idea of what 3D Printing is, and how it is being contemporaneously used. This exhibition is not intended as an exhaustive overview, but a cross-disciplinary pick and mix of examples.

Send To Print
13th Jan – 25th Feb 2012
Aram Gallery
110 Drury Lane (near Aldwych)
Covent Garden

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