What if you could instantly transform a room to fit your needs, watching it mold itself before your eyes? This project takes the idea of a universal remote control to an entirely new level, turning a 2D-focused controller into a 3D shaper that lets you make furniture appear straight out of the floor, then morph or disappear within seconds.
Jens Dyvik uses a hotel room as the foil for this conceptual narrative, taking a viewer through hybrid digital-and-real landscapes to explain the design. It starts with stepping into a blank-slate space, and climaxes with a series of ever-shifting shapes.
Want to make a set of private mountains just for fun? No problem. Prefer to create a private party island? Easy enough. Feel like taking a nap in a custom-molded sleep cocoon? Simple. Or you could create more standard couches, chairs, tables and beds as needed.
Though it seems incredibly far fetched, this technology may not be as far off in the future as one would imagine. After all, malleable forms are a major focus of material research these days. Coupled with nanotechnology, well, who knows … this might go from science-fictional to domesticated fact in a few decades, even if it doesn’t end up looking quite like this.
“Jens Dyvik is a designer specialized in global collaboration and local manufacturing. He works with emotional connections between people and products, and aims to create services and products that help make those connections meaningful.
In April 2013 he concluded a two-year research world tour, where he worked at open collaborative workspaces in all corners of the world. Jens dreams to make a living from an open and sharing design approach. His research into open design and personal manufacturing is aiming to realize this dream. He is currently establishing a Fab Lab in Oslo, which he will run next to his designstudio.”