The Future: Furniture Made Out Of Lasers

May 14, 2010


Unfortunately the couch feels a lot like the floor and I spilled six beers in a row trying to set them on the coffee table. Did I mention the television only gets The Blinding Channel? It's my favorite.

the london-based art and design practice united visual artist recently presented a series of light installation titled 'speed of light'. the project was commissioned by virgin media to commemorate the tenth anniversary of broadband in the UK. the project was installed in the victorian bargehouse on london's south bank and made use of 148 lasers spread across six rooms. UVA used the beam of light that travels along optical fibers as the starting point for the piece. among the pieces created, UVA crafted a small sitting area that features a sofa, table and television screen made completely from laser beams.

Lasers: I love them. In the future scientists will discover how to trap plasma between bands of lasers and pew pew couches will finally become reality. And on that day, oh boy, on that day. I'll have been dead for at least 200 years.

Hit the jump for a couple more shots of the exhibit.







united visual artists: speed of light [designboom]

Thanks to PhilRules, who once made a refrigerator out of lasers but all his food spoiled. Jesus, WTF were you thinking?

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