Created by Radical Norms, 100% Chair is an exploratory project speculating on on the near future where humans and smart machines live, learn and work together. The project explores a design processes that consider Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) as a collaborator and a stakeholder.
In the first of series of explorations, the team are looking at the relationship between A.I. and a possible future world of artifacts and objects. To do so they developed an alternative design process in which leftover offcuts taken from various production methods are used as components in a rotating interface. Looking at the new generative compositions, the A.I. predicts the emergence of possible ‘chairs’ ranging from 0-100%.
Each chair they develop suggests different relationships with the A.I.’s worldview – one accommodates it (50% accuracy), one impresses it (100% accuracy) and one avoids it (0%). The A.I bias is based on an open database of chair classifications done by millions of people around the world.
Radical Norms is an emerging design studio founded on the extensive experience of its three founders, Angelika Seeschaaf- Veres, Koby Barhad and Daniel Daam-Rossi. Having cultivated their respective design practices internationally, Toronto has become the place where they look to apply their knowledge and expertise as Radical Norms.