PROOFF stands for product development for the progressive office.
it is a platform for sharing knowledge and exchanging ideas.
As I promise to myself few days ago on facebook this is d part of blog story in which I will say smt for this project u see in d pictures. Amazing one, even before I star thinking about it I have thought that this nowadays nomads went far away with d ideas. To mobilize ur full network in so artistic but still engaged space is great.
Since I saw it I was like, I want to have one, is this one of d future changes that we’ll see in real soon. Pretty comfortably position of the elements in this object, and d story connect with d urban, d connection with d architecture and environment, this can be one design that can be part of d contemporary era.
“Slow Car is an obvious update of the utopian interchangeability of structures by Constant’s New Babylon, not only privileging the car as a place of inhabitation as much as a vehicle, but also a nod in the direction of the much discussed urban nomad. It further evokes the Existenzminimum provoked by homelessness and moreover the cocooning refuge of Laugier’s hut. Encompassing easy, humorous reinventions of use as well as more challenging ones, Hyperlinks, one can nonetheless conclude, is about design reborn, framing a unity of biological metaphor and process with a friendly, existential, ‘coming home to ourselves’ agenda that continues to resonate throughout the emerging transdisciplinary design landscape.”
:the funny interesting part for this tiny Slow Car is that travels at a maximum of 25 miles per hour and u know maybe is not to fast but fair enough for checking mail in same time or updating ur blog
Studio Makkink & Jurgen Bey, for Prooff made this super project, symbiosis of urban design, architecture, landscape architecture and product design.
an office chair/vehicle/mobile office
..happen if you had a rampless city. You could develop new transportation, no pavements or kerbs. You could work with a new collective. In the campus there’s a new ruling: make just one level – a rampless city. And then it becomes easier for developing new transportation.
Instead of a car, you start with the office chair. Its already on wheels, but now, you can only move around table. If you give it fuel or charge it, it could move from one end of the building to another. With electricity and a battery, it can go from inside to outside. Transportation becomes your office that will move. In this way, you could also develop the outside space as part of the office.
So it’s a robotic office chair..
The Slow Car could be your private space that you travel in. The chair/car has a limited view so that it allows you to be able to concentrate. In this way, the city will also be viewed differently. You see details and not the overview. This kind of viewing is the same as in computer games where you have to pan to look left or right and it also works with a joystick. So there’s already a familiarity there.
It has all the qualities that we’re not competing with cars but more competing with office chairs. Then it’s the best office chair and not the slowest car, interesting idea for this time.