Is it possible to let a first sketch become an object, to design directly onto space? This is a question that Front Design have just asked in their project Sketch Furniture.

"The four FRONT members have developed a method to materialise free hand sketches. They make it possible by using a unique method where two advanced techniques are combined.

Pen strokes made in the air are recorded with Motion Capture and become 3D digital files; these are then materialised through Rapid Prototyping into real pieces of furniture."

Started in Stockholm in 2003, this four women design group have been working in Japan for a number of weeks on this project. During Tokyo Design week they will show the process of making Sketch Furniture and the final pieces of furniture at Tokyo Wonder Site 31 October - 5 November.

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  • Not so practical as a desiging tool, nor as a furniture to sit on. But, conceptually solid. Dynamic furniture is soo next nature. I think in a 100 years from now people will laugh their asses off on the static furniture we have today. I want my interactive sofa!

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  • Eh, not my taste however i think it is a very modern style. Too curvy and thick for my taste: Looks like the furniture is going to fall apart.

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