Craft & Design

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Artist and designer Tokujin Yoshioka has created a “bread” chair:

My idea of a structure of the future was, against common belief, not to secure strength using hard materials, but to systematically organize small fibers so as to gain strength by spreading the stress. I wondered if I could create an entirely new type of chair in which the fiber itself is the structural body and which feels like sitting on air. After a good many trials and errors, I thought of a chair which finish is uncertain until it has been baked in a kiln and of its making process, and named it after a food that everybody in the world is familiar with.

The fibers’ memory is set by the heat of the kiln, and this chair looks like it would, indeed, be like sitting on a cloud. – [via] Link.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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