Nóize chairs by
Estudio Guto Requena


Brazilian designers Estudio Guto Requena used audio recorded on the streets of São Paulo to distort the shapes of these 3D-printed chairs (+ movie).

Nóize Chairs by Estudio Guto Requena

The Nóize chairs combine three iconic Brazilian chair designs with the sounds of the Grajau, Tiradentes and Santa Ifigenia areas of the city.

Nóize Chairs by Estudio Guto Requena

The designers distorted computer models of the chairs with the data from the audio recordings. The resulting designs were then sent to Belgium to be 3D-printed.

Nóize Chairs by Estudio Guto Requena

The original chairs were the Oscar by Sergio Rodrigues, the São Paulo by Carlos Motta and the Giraffe by Lina Bo Bardi, Marcelo Ferraz and Marcelo Suzuki.

Nóize Chairs by Estudio Guto Requena

The movie is by Na Laje Filmes.

Nóize Chairs by Estudio Guto Requena

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Here's some more information from the designers:

Nóize Chairs – Estudio Guto Requena

Developed upon invitation by Galeria + Coletivo Amor de Madre for the exhibition

Location: Rua Estados Unidos 2186 – São Paulo – SP
Exhibition from 06/27 to 07/31
Series: Single Piece
Size: 40cm x 44cm x 79 cm (h)
Technical description: ABS products printed in 3D

Nóize Chairs by Estudio Guto Requena

Above: Oscar chair by Sérgio Rodrigues

The Nóize Chairs developed by Estudio Guto Requena were digitally conceived from the merge of sounds captured in the streets of São Paulo and Brazilian design icons.

The Girafa chair by Lina Bo Bardi, Marcelo Ferraz and Marcelo Suzuki; the Oscar chair, by Sério Rodrigues, and; the São Paulo chair, by Carlos Motta were digitally modeled in 3D, in a faithful reproduction of its physical model.

Programmed in the computer software Processing by Estudio Guto Requena, the digital models were deformed through its fusion with audio files collected in three peripheral locations of São Paulo: Grajaú, Cidade Tiradentes and Santa Ifigênia. The result is a manifest-chair, which instigates reflection beyond the act of sitting.

Nóize chairs by Estudio Guto Requena

Above: São Paulo chair by Carlos Motta

The digital file which resulted from this process was sent electronically to a 3D printer located in Belgium. Upon completion the chairs were sent to Brazil.

City voices, suburban noises and the resonance of concrete deconstruct Brazilian design landmarks in pieces which value a design process over their mere aesthetics result.São Paulo is a beautiful city. Non-obvious, complex, diverse, multiracial, improvised, surprising, ironic, tolerant towards different peoples, beliefs and cultures – a patchwork filled with hidden beauties. Falling in love with it is a matter of survival.

The three pieces developed by Estudio Guto Requena for the exhibition seek to assimilate the beauties of São Paulo, especially those which are off circuit.

They constitute a digital experimentation of noises, deconstruction and mixing through the new possibilities brought to us by new digital technologies.

Nóize chairs by Estudio Guto Requena

Above: Giraffe chair by Lina Bo Bardi, Marcelo Ferraz e Marcelo Suzuki

Design: Estudio Guto Requena
Development: Henrique Stabile
Programming Engineer: Thiago Hersan
Fabrication: Materialise
Team Estudio Guto Requena: Tatiana Sakurai, Paulo de Camargo, Lucas
Ciciliato, Ricardo Oliveira Lima, Lucas Miillher, Marina Grassi, Vitor Reis,
Marcos Alexandre da Silva.

  • McGonivery

    Sounds interesting in a first glance… but the product probably does not exist… so what’s the deal? Ideas without a real goal are nothing!

  • Eduardo

    Actually they do exist. They are being shown in the exhibition #fuipraspelembreidevc at Galeria + Coletivo Amor de Madre, in Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Lorenzo

    But how exactly did the sounds influence the shape of the chairs?

    • Yeah, that would have been interesting to show in the movie clip.

  • douglas

    “Sounds… interesting… in a first glance”

    A chair’s visual form distorted by audio pressure? I see what you did there McGonivery – a play on words. Clever.