My first intention with AKIE was to create a furniture generator based on IKEA’s iconic shelving 'Expedit'.
I coded a raw generator, which could multiply the numbers of configurations choices, using 'Expedit' standard assemblage pieces. After the user explored the possibilities and chose his/her favorite furniture design, an assembly instructions brochure could be printed out.
I later developed a prototype software for AKIE, and launched a video presentation, based on a imaginary event, where visitors were invited to build their own AKIE furniture.
Images strip describing how AKIE works
Some of the initial research around the furniture generation. Grids, composed of individual pieces of the EXPEDIT shelf, are created randomly by a generator programmed with a few chosen rules.
Visual exploration of the furniture generation in 3D
Assembly instructions printed with AKIE
Video produced to present the AKIE interface. Visitors to the fictitious event where invited to build their own AKIE furniture.