“SuperFoam” block collapses into chair under weight

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“SuperFoam” block collapses into chair under weight
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I got jealous of Matt’s recent “SuperFoam” chair post and had to find one of my own. This design is from a Taiwanese student named Yu-Wing Wu. The voids are non-random, being carefully designed to collapse into the shape of an armchair when you sit on the thing, which in its resting state looks more like a giant block of tofu than a chair. No word on how it was manufactured. [via Neatorama]

8 thoughts on ““SuperFoam” block collapses into chair under weight

  1. Des Moines business lawyer says:

    It look pretty comfortable to sit in, but the block of foam isn’t the most stylish thing to keep in your living room.

  2. Beirne says:

    This Idea was done by Roger Dean, the brit artist and designer in the 60’s. He also was femous for his album covers for YES.

    1. JM says:

      Is it possible to acquire one of these?

  3. stico says:

    What a nice and clever way to catch dust in your flat! Awesome.

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