Tag: "Foam"

Zieharsofika, a stiff cushion from a flat foam mat

By re-thinking cushioning techniques, the project uses conventional rubber foam mats which, with the help of elastic bands, come out as an ornamental form. The rectangular foam mat remains at a stretch and is only changed by layering and gathering it. Compared to common upholstery technics Zieharsofika achives the same result by compressing the foam. The gathering causes a strong and stiff core while the surface is still flexible and soft.

NSEPS (Not So Expanded Polystyrene) – Silo Studio

They invented a new manufacturing process that involves steaming polystyrene beads inside fabric moulds. They used the process, called NSEPS (Not So Expanded Polystyrene), to create this range of furniture. Steaming causes the beads to melt, expand and fuse together, distorting their moulds.

KonneKt – A social game for isolated children in hospitals

KonneKt is a game which allows isolated children in child hospitals to play with their peers. It transforms the window between their isolation rooms and the hallways from a barrier into a canvas for play.

Else by Michal Fargo

Else is a project dealing with the gaps between craft and design. The aim of this project was to create different and authentic ceramic surfaces. By creating a different working technique that does not require molds she was able to design free forms that are not restricted by parting lines and pouring points, she was also able to get different and diverse surfaces. By using sponge models and dipping them into especially composed porcelain mix the mold was eliminated from the process and a new kind of surface was created.

Unravel knitwear in fashion by Bauke Knottnerus

Phat Knits created by Dutch designer Bauke Knottnerus is a series of brilliantly over scaled furniture pieces. Despite the fact that the designer claims that he doesn’t really see himself as a furniture designer. “I’m more like a material designer,” he explains. “These things I make could end up as furniture or as textiles, it’s more like creating media that can be used to construct a coat or a carpet or a curtain.


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