The Future in the Making

“Welcomed by Palazzo Clerici’s monumental courtyard, party guests were immediately immersed in a suspended dimension among triumphant Baroque ceiling frescos, theatrical spaces, massive Dutch robots and 3D printers by Vectorealism and FabLab Torino.
Walking through the various rooms on the ground and first floors to the electronic sounds of DJs Yasmina Dexter and Misty Rabbit, visitors progressed through great halls where crystal and silver were juxtaposed with parametric tapas by the Spanish collective GGlab. Self-design materialized in the award-winning chairs by Dirk Vander Kooij, in reissues of Mari’s Autoprogettazione wood furniture, and in a room dedicated to Kickstarter where youthful dreams took shape.

The Future in the Making hosted the debut of the R18 Ultra Chair Public Beta installation, designed by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram. Specially commissioned by Audi and developed in collaboration with the Audi Leichtbauzentrum(Lightweight Design Centre), using techniques developed for racing-car manufacturing, the R18 Ultra Chair is an experiment in technology transfer from the research behind the Le Mans 2011-winning Audi R18 to the field of lightweight furniture.”—Domus

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