Carcar

We’ve all seen those silly adaptations of the arse end of cars, where there are seats or beds in the boot (trunk to you seppos), all sitting in an awful tacky motel room. Or if you are feeling more tasteful, perhaps a car desk? (Thank you ChipChick).

Should we regard them as kitsch or post modern? Is there a difference? Should we segue into one of those Venturi-Scott-Brown debates about post-modernism, whether all architecture is either a shed or a duck, or was it a hot dog? No, but kitsch or not, one day soon we’ll have to do something with all those empty-tanked cars and turning them into furniture is not the worst option.

Hardcore Digital Aluminium Design turns car seats into lounges. This sort of corporate-reception-area aesthetic doesn’t do it for me but I do admire the ingenuity, all those “castors and weels, electric motors, car seats, black lights, LEDs, nautical fenders, and underwater telecomanded motors, it is a hand made collection of peculiar furniture and other multiple use design objects. All in motion.”

We prefer the swimming pool versions of the chair, floating on adaptively reused yacht fenders.

And you’ve got to admire the following as a piece of 100% pure PR bullshit:

Aluminium Digital Design is a construction system, a structural approach related to the concept of the digital display. As the digit, the initial basic element, combines with others to form numbers, letters or any 2-D representations, so in this case the aluminium profile, after being cut and perforated, combines through stable or flexible joints, in order to produce the desired forms. The successive articulation of such 2-D forms, allows the construction of 3-D objects.

That’s what I call quality drivel.

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