Monday, March 10, 2008


I wonder if it also plays polka, or if it goes down the stairs like a springy "slinky"...

Monday Update:

"FlexibleLove™ experimental furniture incorporates an ‘accordion-like, honeycomb’ structure to create durable furniture pieces produced from widely-available, low-cost recycled materials. FlexibleLove™ furniture pieces, such as FlexibleLove 16™, are made wholly from recycled paper and wood products, and are produced using pre-existing manufacturing processes in order to reduce their overall impact on the environment. The name “FlexibleLove” was derived from the concept of a ‘flexible love-seat’ - seating that could hold from one to as many as sixteen individuals; changing length and shape with a simple pull at each end. A honeycomb structure, used throughtout the entire FlexibleLove line, produces an accordion-like result that allows each piece to be extended and collapsed with ease.

Flexiblelove by Chishen ChiuChishen Chiu(邱啟審) is a young designer based in Miao Li, Taiwan. His design thinking has been heavily influenced by his urban surroundings, consisting primarily of small, family-owned factories that produce everything from paper tubes used for rolls of tape to metal parts that find their way into computers and electronic devices. The idea to use a recycled honeycomb structure to create furniture came about through happenstance and some harmless creative experimentation. Chishen had stumbled upon a small factory producing ‘honeycombed’ sheets of recycled paper in suburban Taipei one day. Intrigued by the use of the honeycomb structure to create cardboard palettes that were being used to replace traditional wooden palettes, he believed the material could be applied to create any rigid structure. Within days, the idea for FlexibleLove had been sketched out and turned into a working model. Taking advantage of the honeycomb structure’s unique properties, Chishen created a simple chair that when first presented appear to seat only one individual; but when full extended could seat as many as sixteen."
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