lucas maassen: brain wave sofa
Feeding my constant need for design process photos.
dutch designer lucas maasen transformed his own brainwaves into a functional sofa design.
maasen describes the concept as ‘a tongue-in-cheek reference to a futuristic production workflow
in which the designer only has to close his eyes and a computer 'prints' the result out as a functional
form .’ for the brain wave sofa, maasen recorded 3 seconds of his own brain waves and sent the data
to a CNC milling machine, which transformed the thought into foam. the foam base is covered in
a grey felt and mounted on a simple wooden frame structure. the valleys of the sofa’s form are also
adorned with buttons to recall traditional tufting on upholstery. the project was achieved in large part
with collaboration from dries verbruggen of unfold. below you can see the sofa and the process of
how it was made.