1001 was produced by the ID5 Interactive Systems faculty as the result of an iterative draft design process. Apart from design aspects, permanent adaption of the surface to the human body was the working team’s main focus. They adopted various approaches as a means of controlling spatial movements. CAD was essential in order to simulate specific deformation of the surface and, in subsequent work stages, to shape this deformation in all its conditions. The aim was for 1001 to be formally convincing not only as an object but also in every possible use situation. More than 30 clusters, each consisting of three elastic rods, are mounted on a spherical base and support the reclining surface, which has a corresponding geometrical pattern but consists of rigid segments.
Design and construction by Thomas Hiemann and Markus Dilger
The project was created in the project group ID5, UdK Berlin with support of Prof. Burkhard Schmitz and Katina Sostmann.