Furniture Design Experiment: A Styrofoam Chair That Takes Your Shape (Eventually)

Here’s an unusual furniture piece from South-Korea-based industrial designer Donghwan Song: The Tamable Chair, which is made from the unlikely material of Styrofoam. In the spirit of experimentation, Song played around with the material in a variety of profiles.

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Styrofoam of course deforms under pressure; thus Song intentionally chose a profile liable to make deformation obvious.

The idea is that the chair becomes “gradually optimized” the more you sit on it.

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I suppose the flaw is that it assumes just one person will use the chair, and that the user always sits in the same position. Not to mention: Wouldn’t using this lead to you having little white dots static-clinging to everything in the vicinity?

I can’t deny, however, that I’d be super curious to try one of these, just to see what shape it settles into after a month.

Source: core77

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