This has got to be the Coolest Chair in the World.
Check out the "Flexible Love", an accordion folding chair made from recycled wood and paper:
"Flexible Love" is the name of an amazing piece of furniture design. You can change the size and design instantly with a simple tug.
It's been generating buzz on the Internet for a while now, before I stumbled upon it.
I simply love it.
The designer is a young Taiwanese college student, who was inspired by the honeycomb structure used in paper pallets. It doesn't look very comfortable to my eye, but it's strong enough to take the weight of 16 people.
With a retail price tag of US$799, these were never going to sell in large volumes. Why would people pay a premium for furniture made from "widely-available, low-cost recycled materials"?
Indeed, Flexible Love is envisaged to be a line of "experimental furniture".
Such fresh designs are great for generating interest and awareness in use of eco-friendly materials in furniture production.
And it has accomplished that wonderfully.