Expandable furniture

21st September 2012

Having been particularly uninspired by London Design festival this year, I was pleased to see Dutch Designers doing what they do best at Tent yesterday. Pushing the boundaries of what is perceived as local manufacture, true customisation and a smattering of alchemy was Martijn Rigters with his Foam chair.

Adding a bit of performance to the day he was making 'bespoke' chairs for visitors to Tent.

Not the first designer to be using expandable foam for quick and customisable furniture, but the ceremony and the mini factory that was in situ added to the experience.

Only experimenting with 4 colours at the moment he is still able to vary the intensity of each colour adding to the breadth of customisation.

Using the human body as a design tool he is commenting on the issues surrounding future manufacture, machines and homogeny.

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