There is something tremendously inherent to childhood in a musical chairs’ party, yet the game also stands as a foretaste of the highly competitive and selective adults’ world.
The reinterpretation of the popular musical chairs game by itinerant Swedish designer Bobby Petersen led to a completely different perspective. Embracing music and participatory design, in 2011 Petersen displayed a circle of a dozen of chairs in one of the halls of the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, England). Each chair was built following Italian designer Enzo Mari’s DIY principles  and was equipped with a sensor that emitted a melody when a visitor sat on it. With the aim of creating a connection among people through music, the interactive installation encouraged participants to “listen” to each other's movements and compose an “ever-changing musical piece” together - thus turning a competition-driven game into a harmonious collaboration.
1_Peterson's installation at the V&A (London, 2011);
 Written in 1974, Enzo Mari’s Autoprogettazione is a precursory DIY manual compiling nineteen open-source designs such as tables and chairs;
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