Platz! | Documentation video


The task was to create an interactive extension for a simple Ikea chair. Why not extend it with a practical light source mounted below the seat? The interaction is based on a simple priciple: When you sit down and touch the chair back, the lamp lights up. The stronger you lean back, the brighter the light becomes.

After some time of relaxation, the unexpected happens: it goes bang and the light flashes up. Now the light is off and you can see smoke coming up from under the chair, spreading an unpleasant smell. The system won’t work any more for a few minutes making you believe you destroyed it. The electronical extension ironically becomes an end in itself.

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