The futuristic-looking Europa steel sofa from DRAENERT Studio looks extremely uncomfortable, and probably is, too. The sofa was designed by Ron Arad, a steel artist from England. Snip from the…
This funky looking chair was designed by award winning artist Oki Sato of Nendo Inc.
Influential fashion designer Issey Miyake, the curator of the XXIst Century Man exhibition in Tokyo, asked Nendo to produce a chair out of pleated paper, and so, the design firm came up with the unique looking chair.
The Molo Paper Softseat is truly an incredible piece of industrial design. It is made from 50% recycled Kraft paper and other packing material. Though it is made of paper, it can function as a regular couch, stool or a recliner. Its inherent strength is due to the unique honeycomb design.
The seating can be folded into a large ‘book’ and stored on a shelf or in a closet, and can be fanned out to create a stool, couch, chair or lounger whenever necessary. Each end of the piece has embedded magnetic connectors to attach together and form stools or interlink with other softseating systems.
The paper of the softseating system is not intended to be a short term novelty and thrown away after a few uses. The kraft paper actually gets better with age, softening the edges while still maintaining its structural integrity. Although the surface may dampen, the internal honeycomb design stays firmly intact. The system is fire retardant and complies with California’s safety standards.
Words won’t do it any justice, watch it in action.