Part of an exhibition by various architects and designers held at Railway St Studio Auckland
earlier this year; DNA is an installation looking to the very near future where ubiquitous fabrication technology will surpass the efficiencies of the present mass manufacturing paradigm.
Consumers of this future, no longer subject to modularity will be able to journey through the design process and influence outcomes prior to fabrication. Members of the design field operating in this paradigm will instead create “design frameworks” that a consumer interacts with to generate a unique product. The result of this interaction is a digital model which can be sent away for fabrication. DNA is one such generative design kiosk. Inspired by Rob Brandt’s Crushed Cup (1975), DNA “design framework” in contrast generates a unique cup that is based on the user’s facial biometrics.