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the future of furniture: 3D printing the perfect chair with DNA

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 01:03 -- rprice

in a quest to produce the ultimate chair, designer jan habraken and his team at formnation developed chairgenics as a matter of scientific inquiry: if the chair had DNA, what might its descendants look like; and in a race for survival of the fittest, which combination of elements approaches genetic perfection? could modern technology breed the perfect chair? in setting up parameters for the technical hypothesis, formnation considered the genetic makeup of chairs in terms of ergonomics, durability, construction, costs and aesthetics; assigning a 1-10 value for each piece of furniture. habraken based aesthetic values on internet search popularity on google and yahoo with minimal bias on the design.