Surprise Celebration: Party Popper Chair Is a Real Blast

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Surprise Celebration: Party Popper Chair Is a Real Blast


Inspired the by the 90s movie Never Been Kissed, the folks at Mathery Studio have devised a way to celebrate the plight of the teenage loner with a clever work called “Josie, the chair that pops.”

Josie is the protagonist of the 1999 hit high school romcom Never Been Kissed. Played by Drew Barrymore, geeky Josie spent her high school years on the social outer—harassed and tormented by the cool kids. Cruelly nicknamed Josie Grossie, never invited to the prom, and always the one left sitting alone on a chair at parties.

A lot of thoughtful design clearly went into the production of this idiosyncratic chair, but its defining feature is the shrewdly simple use of party popper strings, which are simultaneously triggered when someone sits down on the flexible seat of the chair. This is a great example of the terrific potential of party poppers to add a real bang to your DIY projects!

[via The Creator’s Project]

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