Mechanistic Sitting Device Design
My design is elaborated from my collage, which expresses my understanding on decoding. From there I see the stripes in barcodes as columns and beams, which inspires me to study/ explore the possibilities that's brought by combining them together with hinges added into a column or a beam. The main focus of my study is the hinges, in order to create new functions of a column, I studied on the relations between the angles of the hinges, the length of each section and the effects it have on the human gestures. Which brings us back to my very initial inspiration, decoding, not with barcode, but with my new form of columns. During my exploration, I also spent a lot of time decoding them, since all of my process and study is done by hands and craftsmanship, such as calculating the optimum angle, sanding the curves and edges, because I believe this process is inevitable and machinery or computer simply cannot achieve the accuracy.