During the 20th century Denmark became internationally known for its many approaches to the modern chair. Danish designers embraced the principles of Bauhaus modernism in furniture design, creating clean, pure lines based on an understanding of classical furniture craftsmanship coupled with careful research into materials, proportions and the requirements of the human body. The danish design became an international brand during the 40’s and still is up until this day.
With an emphasis on the golden age of danish furniture design (1920–1970) “Sitting Ugly” looks at the modern chair as a culture-bearing and artistic object, trying to understand the fundamental principles behind what created one of the greatest success stories of Danish design. With this knowledge our artificial intelligence examines the dimensions, curves, materials and colour palette of the Danish modern, creating new interpretations, remodeling past classics into new ones.
Through this project we question the design process—What happens when the designer is artificial? Is it possible to recreate the mind of “Arne Jacobsen”? What will the future role of the designer become?
WIP with Kiosk Studio and Regular Practice