Posts tagged as 'NOCC'

Fri 22.1.

‘Radiation’ collection by NOCC (FR)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 22.01.2010 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Radiation' table and chair by NOCC

'Radiation' table and chair by NOCC

The Paris based design practice NOCC unveiled their new ‘Radiation’ collection at this year’s Maison&Objet in Paris. The collection consists of two ‘positive’ mutations: the ‘Hypertrophy chair’ and the ‘Outgrowth coffee table’. The hypertrophy of one extended armrest complements the use of the chair as a functional object. The chair can then be used as a newspaper rack, coat hanger, etc. The outgrowth on the table offers additional storage space.

You can find NOCC at hall 5B near exit R7.

'Hypertrophy' chair by NOCC

'Hypertrophy' chair by NOCC

Here is what NOCC explains:

“We imagined a scenario in which traditional pieces of furniture would have endured some kind of radiation; where their genes would have mutated “ said Jean-Christophe Orthlieb and Juan Pablo Naranjo, co-founder of NOCC. “The next generation of these pieces would then manifest the mutations. We came up with many versions of possible mutants. We then wondered which of these mutations would be “positive” evolutions, that would enable the entity to better survive in its environment, while others we called “negative” evolutions (these comprised the majority) and did nothing, even reducing the ability of the entity to survive in its environment.”

'Outgrowth' coffee table by NOCC

'Outgrowth' coffee table by NOCC

“Radiation Collection (in Tchernobyl) is a collection based on the evolution of objects. This experimentation has created adaptations comparable to the ones observed in nature’s species, resulting -in the long run- to evolution. The purpose of this collection is to explore the utilitarian possibilities of changes in the traditional shapes of furniture, as we know them archetypically.”

Chair mutations by NOCC

Chair mutations by NOCC

Coffee table mutations by NOCC

Coffee table mutations by NOCC

Processing the 'Outgrowth' coffee table

Processing the 'Outgrowth' coffee table

to the NOCC website

Thu 6.8.

‘Objects of Sound’ by NOCC

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 06.08.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,


The Paris-based studio NOCC presented their ‘Objects of Sound’ – a collection of objects consisting of a candle holder, a lampshade, and a vase, made of SLS polyamide. Each item takes its form from the graphic produced by a person’s voice pronouncing the name of the object – NOCC’s way to create customised accessories. Each object is as individual as a fingerprint.

The object's shapes depend on the customers's voice

The object's shapes depend on the customers's voice

The profile of the sound is shaped into a 3D form and becomes an object. By giving volume to the sound wave, the form becomes a piece that is used according to the word pronounced. A candle holder profile becomes a candle holder, a vase profile becomes a vase and a light profile becomes a light.

Candleholder by NOCC

Candleholder by NOCC

Provided are examples of objects created from NOCC’s voices, but the underlying concept of Object of Sound is that each unique voice creates a unique and personal shape.

Object of Sound pieces are produced using rapid manufacturing technology. Thanks to this technology, every object can be produced individually. NOCC’s Object of Sound will be available at a forthcoming on-line store, Self-Studio.com

Manufacturing process

Manufacturing process

to the NOCC website

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