Tom Hancocks’ Virtual Furnitures

Set Designer, furniture maker and 3D artist Tom Hancocks made some stunning furniture renderings. His interest in the boundary between physical and digital led him to explore new ways to represent his digitally-designed furniture.

The “DPDR” project is intended to analyze the spectrum of value in furniture design: from comfort and function, to sculpture and aesthetics.

“It is reflecting an internal conflict as a designer over what truly informs design,” says Hancocks. “DPDR” shows a metal and leather lounge chair, a category of furniture intended almost entirely for comfort, that has also been highly aestheticized with shiny materials, this digital design has then been printed and cut-out, therefore removing any true function, and placing itself at the extreme end of purely visual experience.