FAQ Contact us + 44 (0)207 692 4001 Who are we?
£ (GBP)
Back
eco design New product

loading

Close

A.I Stackable armchair - / Designed by artificial intelligence - Kartell

Black

Brand : Kartell

Designer : Philippe Starck

173 £173.00
Add to Basket

In stock ( + info)

Product detail

  • Colour : Black
  • Material : Technopolymère thermoplastique recyclé
  • Dimensions : L 55 x Depth 55 cm x H 80 cm - Seat: H 46 x - Armrests: H 68 cm
  • Weight : 8.8 lb
  • Characteristics : First chair produced in a series, designed by artificial intelligence - Designed with the assistance of generative design software developed by Autodesk - Designed with as little material as possible - 100% recycled material - Stackable
eco design Recycled Materials

Need help or advice?

Call us on 0207 692 4001 (standard rate)

Your purchase is guaranteed

24h dispatch for in-stock items
Secure payment : Visa, Mastercard,
Amex, Paypal, Wiretransfer
Returns: 14 days to change your mind

Description

"The future is taking shape at Kartell... Pioneer and visionary, the famous designer, Philippe Starck, continues to innovate: he has created the first chair designed by artificial intelligence. To draw it, Starck used Autodesk, an American company specialised in 3D design software. To design the A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) chair, Philippe Starck, Autodesk and Kartell asked a single yet crucial question of Dreamcatcher (the generative design software developed by Autodesk): "Would you be able to give our bodies a rest by using as little materials and energy as possible? With no culture, memories or influence, the software only responded with intelligence, its "artificial" intelligence." A.I. is the first chair designed outside of our brains, outside of our ways of thinking. Human creative thought and artificial intelligence therefore merged to design a chair made completely by an algorithm which meets the original requirements: creating a comfortable, study chair in line with the Kartell collections' aesthetics, with as little material and energy as possible. The A.I. chair is the result of joint work between artificial and human intelligence, defined by Starck himself as "Natural intelligence". Autodesk stated that the design process with the artificial intelligence software was reminiscent of ""a child learning"". Starck described this process as very similar to a conversation between two human beings. "Why do chairs all look like each other? How can you create a structurally different chair? At a point, I needed to open a new door..." explained Philippe Starck concerning the creation of the A.I. chair project. This collaboration between human and artificial intelligence has shown that artificial intelligence can assist the work of a designer by calculating what the optimal responses are to a design idea. The A.I. chair is a symbol of the experimental approach of design and the ecological involvement of the designer Philippe Starck. "Coming from elsewhere, a new world is now open to us. An unlimited world..." concluded Starck. No doubt the A.I. chair marks a turning point for the future of design. Mark Davis, Design Futures Director of Autodes, stated: "Working with Starck and Kartell was really a source of inspiration. The opportunity to understand their design philosophy and their approach to solving problems was invaluable for our team, in the context of our reflection on the way to achieve Autodesk's vision for the future of manufacturing. It is a research collaboration at the height of industrial design, which was able to obtain one of the most creative results that we have tried to achieve with generative design. Thanks to a collaborative relationship with artificial intelligence, humans will see their expertise in terms of design and engineering amplified, which will increase their capacity for innovation and productivity.""

In detail:
  • Variation : Black

  • Brand : Kartell

  • Designer : Philippe Starck

  • Colour : Black

  • Material : 100% recycled, injection moulded, thermoplastic technopolymer

  • Dimensions : L 55 x Depth 55 cm x H 80 cm - Seat: H 46 x - Armrests: H 68 cm
  • Weight : 8.8 lb
  • Characteristics : First chair produced in a series, designed by artificial intelligence - Designed with the assistance of generative design software developed by Autodesk - Designed with as little material as possible - 100% recycled material - Stackable

Customer reviews

Trade Department