OOOMS

lo res chair

source: ooomsnl

The digital world often forces trade-offs between two opposing preferences: speed and quality. When working with images, speed often translates to lower resolution, compressing elements to simplified shapes. During this process, it is the computer, compelled by necessity, that makes the decisions about what is taken out and what is left. If we apply this logic to existing products, like here to the sideview of an Eames chair, we see that certain aspects of the product come to the front, while others recede.
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source: unitednude

The Lo Res chair is inspired by the most famous Verner Panton chair, which was re-designed through thesemi-automatic Lo Res design process developed by United Nude.
The chair comes in plain colors, in carbon fiber gloss andmattfinishes and can be custom finished as per request.Each chair is a uniquely hand molded and hand finished fibre-composite construction, forming a light and solid object.
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source: design-milk

The Lo Res Project began a few years ago with architect Rem D Koolhaas (also United Nude’s co-founder) as Creative Director and Iddo Zimmerman as Head of Design. They 3D scan everyday objects and lower the resolution (i.e., making it more pixelated), all to create an angular, low-resolution version of it. Their idea is a way to “celebrate and recycle” design that already exists, as well as to create brand new works. So far they’ve created a shoe, a series of vodka glasses and a Lamborghini (yes, you heard me correctly).

They are currently developing their own automated and semi-automated design software. I cannot even begin to imagine all the cool things they will make in the future!
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source: daidesignblog

左边是著名的Eames椅(Eames1946年为Heman miller创作的经典之作),右边是荷兰OOOMS设计工作室创作的Lo Res椅(lower resolution低分辨率的缩写),低分辨率的外壳包围出高分辨率的Eames椅的轮廓,其中包含的意义不言而喻

Lo Res椅这种略带玩乐调侃的表达方式让我想到了另外两个玩经典的例子,一个是Mario Minale为droog设计的乐高红蓝椅,红蓝椅是荷兰设计大师里特维尔德(Gerrit Rietweld)1918年创作的经典之作(风格派),而作为当代先锋设计组织的droog推出这个用乐高积木搭建出来的红蓝椅,是以一种轻松的方式为大家提供了一个全新的视角来看这些具有符号意义的经典设计