Audi Crowdsources The Design Of Their Race Car Inspired Chair
A public beta test will determine the chair's final shape.
Audi has partnered with design team Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram on a unique chair project called the R18 Ultra Chair for the 2012 Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. The public will have an opportunity to beta test a prototype chair developed with lightweight manufacturing methods derived from Audi’s new R18 Ultra race car. The chair is based on three components, a carbon composite seat, a carbon-rubber backrest and aluminium legs which all can be flat-packed in a box.
The prototype has one other unique feature. It is fitted with a network of sensors which will gather crowd sourced data from visitors who test the chair. The data will be processed by algorithms developed by Weisshaar and Kram and the final shape of the chair will be derived from the results.