FROM DATA TO FURNITURE
Austria meets Finland, research meets business, manufacturing meets automation. The School of Arts, Design and Architecture of Helsinki’s Aalto University stands for an explicitly practical approach – which is also shown by the student works that the Finnish university will bring to Vienna for the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK. The concepts and simulations of the debut exhibition that will be presented are from the field of furniture design, and they examine the connection between automated and robot production: Data mate rializes as a byproduct of manufacturing processes in the form of experimental furniture components created in close cooperation with Addcomposites, a company known for the tools necessary to produce carbonreinforced components. On display will be thesis works by Jaakko Hyvärinen and Dario Vidal which examine the various arrangements within the mancodemachine paradigm.