Foam party by Martijn Rigters
Published on April 12, 2012
Foam party is one of those projects that perfectly define our vision and brand identity. At The Method Case we usually affirm that we cannot only judge a project because of its final result. Rather, we do believe in designing the process, which will contribute to the outcome. Foam party is a project where Martijn Rigthers designed a process that is partially controlled by him, partly by the visitor. Most importantly, it is also partly the result of a physical process running its course. Rigters states that mass production has its benefits in terms of efficiency, but also results in every object being unpleasantly identical, lacking charm and ultimately, not contributing to what is key to design: individuality and personality, both by designer as well as possessors. To overcome the paradox, he has developed an innovative flexible molding technique based on mass production technology, to create made-to-measure designed foam seats. Standardisation is thereby combined with differentiation. Therefore, after a short production time of fifteen minutes, a fully fabricated seat is shaped and designed. Using the human body as a living mold; visitors will be asked to co-create the seats by becoming part of the installation. Finally, we really want to congratulate Martijn for this amazing job. Enjoy!