kyouei design: switch chair + music box DJ table
 
kyouei design: switch chair + music box DJ table
mar 30, 2012

kyouei design: switch chair + music box DJ table

‘lighting chair’, one of two works in ‘switch’ by kouichi okamoto

kouichi okamoto: switch pola museum annex, tokyo, japan april 27th – june 3rd, 2012

in an exhibition curated by hexa project for show at the pola museum annex, japanese designer kouichi okamoto of kyouei design created two installation works, both focusing on the idea of the switch’. both works were created with the assistance of pola orbis holdings, and after its exhibition at the pola museum annex, the show will travel to london.

kyouei design: switch chair + music box DJ table detail on lamps of ‘lighting chair’

‘lighting chair’ features two chairs: one whose seat and back plates are dotted with lightswitches. electrical cords run from the back of these switches towards the second chair, which is composed of numerous electrical plugs into which the cords run. each plug/switch combination powers a single light out of the many suspended from a T-shaped platform, each  encircled by a mesh fabric shade.

kyouei design: switch chair + music box DJ table detail on the two chairs in ‘lighting chair’

kyouei design: switch chair + music box DJ table detail on plugs

kyouei design: switch chair + music box DJ table ‘musical table’, the second work of ‘switch’

‘musical table’ involves the installation of 504 volume knobs and 504 music box movements, each of which plays a single sound. the boxes play at random, with their tempo determined by its corresponding volume knob on the table.

video demo of ‘musical table’ presented by pola orbis holdings inc. production and curation NPO Hexaproject

kyouei design: switch chair + music box DJ table each music box movement plays a single note

kyouei design: switch chair + music box DJ table closer view of volume knobs on the table, of which there are 504 (one for each music box)

please see the designer’s entry to the first designboom/INFINITI digital art competition ‘inspired performance’. he got shortlisted with a similar idea that led to this new development.

  • Nice. Why spend time wisely, when you can only spend it once? Seriously, some people Do have too much free time…goes with the tealight

    Pasha

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