Glossy Chair Back Covers for Louis Ghost by Lionel Dean

FutureFactories is all about the “digital generation of one-off products.” Lionel Dean took the iconic Louis Ghost chair by Philippe Starck and developed unique chair backs and arms from laser sintered nylon, based on a generative computer script, to create Holy Ghost. Each new back is derived from a virtual design template that keeps re-building itself in real time. Lionel Dean points out that the use of this chair is a “comment on the possibilities and pitfalls of digital 3D data.” Pitfalls? Well, the information can be sent and used around the world or actual 3D objects can be scanned, and as Dean comments, “We are entering an age of digital manufacturing in which iconic designs can be sampled like music. This will bring both good and bad.”

via MoCo Loco: Holy Ghost