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Making use of shape memory polyurethane (SMPU) designer Carl de Smet and his team at Noumenon in Antwerpen, Belgium designed and prototyped a self-assmbling chair.

“The idea is that you can buy it in a local store,” explains designer Carl de Smet to BBC News. “It’s a small package, you put it under your arm, and you carry it home because it’s also super light. Then at home you plug it into electricity,” he continues. Ten minutes later your chair will be ready.

Self-assembly chair

(via Apartment Therapy and the BBC News)

Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan is a scientist, author, hacker, tinkerer and co-founder of a startup working on fixing the Internet of Things. He spends much of his time probing current trends in an attempt to determine which technologies are going to define our future.


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  1. JC says:

    So, do I have to leave it plugged in to use it? Will it shrink again if I unplug it?