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Monday, September 15, 2008

Sound/chair — by Matthew Plummer-Fernandez

The chair is an exact replica of a sound wave graph. The result is a product with dual existence as both a sound and a chair.

Sound/chair is the initial stage of a project exploring the translation of furniture into sound and sound into furniture. The link between the two is that sound can be visualized as a 3-dimensional object when it is graphed mathematically on a volume/time/frequency plot.

When sound is presented in this manner, the beautiful and unexplored aesthetic of sound is discovered; a landscape of spikes and shapes that vary accordingly to the type of sound. This is taken further by altering the sound's volume, length and frequencies to create a sound wave in the shape of a chair. The end result is a chair that carries the inherited aesthetic of sound and also a chair that can be heard as a sound. from Sound/chair — by Matthew Plummer-Fernandez