The DRM Chair has only a limited number of uses before it self-destructs. The number of use was set to eight, so everyone could sit down and enjoy a single time the chair. A small sensor detects when someone sits and decrements a counter. Every time someone sits up, the chair knocks a number of times to signal how many uses are left. When reaching zero, the self-destruct system is turned on and the structural joints of the chair are melted. That’s planned obsolescence experienced in its essence!
Born in Lyon, France, graduated from ECAL in 2012 with a BA in graphic design. Worked as an interaction designer at EPFL+ECAL Lab, now developing a personal practice at the intersection of design, engineering and art, while working on web application development. Lives in Zürich and Berlin.
Gianfranco Baechtold, Laurent Beirnaert, Pierre Bouvier, Raphaël Constantin, Lionel Dalmazzini, Edina Desboeufs, Arthur Desmet, Thomas Grogan