Ben Alun-Jones - Engineer and Designer
Affinity Chair
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Photography by Luke Bennett
Video by Ben Alun-Jones
Special thanks to : Tom Metcalfe and Tamzin Simpson

Born out of an attempt at the impossible, the Affinity chair explores our relationship with light and space. When alone, the chair merges into the background becoming almost invisible as it cloaks itself in its environment. However when approached, the chair wakes, becoming transparent, revealing hidden depths and creating an almost infinite space beneath. As the sitter comes closer to the chair, the chair’s heart rate increases reminding us that even though it wants to escape, it is firmly and almost painfully stuck in front of us.

Materials:
Acrylic, Mirror Film, LED, Ultrasonic sensor, Custom Electronics and Code

Appearing at:
V&A Connects with... ARTS THREAD. 25th Jan. Victoria & Albert Museum
IDE Interim Show. 2nd - 7th Feb. Royal College of Art
Digital Festival. Sat 5th March. Victoria and & Museum

Filmed at :
The Old Police Station, Deptford