DRM Chair

One can only sit on the DRM Chair eight times before it collapses. Thibault Brevet and friends created it in 48 hours for The Deconstruction hackathon.

A small sensor detects when someone sits and decrements a counter. Every time someone sits up, the chair knocks a number of time 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.
(Thanks, Jason Tester!)


    1. I sat in that very chair when it was exhibited at the San Francisco Art Institute! Great memory, Felix.

  1. Pretty redundant, innit? Consumer products these days are so shoddily made they fall apart after about 5 uses anyway.

  2. Originally created by Ikea for a wide variety of furniture. Build it, move it once and it starts leaning/falling apart. The second move is to the dump.

  3. Good, but there should be more explosions and shrapnel. And then the user should be sued.

      1. And the back should have an e-ink panel to advertise other sitting implements you might be interested in based on your past sitting.

  4. Presumably this will lead to the immediate revitalization of the domestic furniture-manufacturing industry, and it will soon be as vital and innovative as the recorded-music and movie industries.

    1. Are you kidding?  When you can lend this chair to up to 8 friends? They need to make a model that can only be sat in by the purchaser. 

      Otherwise you are STEALING from the guy who designed the chair. 


      1.  It’s only legal if all eight friends use the chair at the same time, in the presence of the rightful owner.

  5. This is art. Good job. Makes a statement about current cultural issue, easy to understand, creative.

  6. Can someone do voiceover of this video commenting on the various fashions? I’m interested in the clothing. All different, yet somehow the same.

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