8 Apr 2013

Popcorn Chair

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Is this the way of the future? furniture that comes in slab form (5% of original size) and then when heated or exposed to electricity it expands to it's original size and shape. This is the work in progress of Belgian designer Carl de Smet, via dezeen.
At the moment it reacts to heat.  If heated at 70 degrees it starts expanding.  The worry is that if all the furniture was packed in a hot container they would start expanding causing a lot of trouble.  To avoid this Smet is looking at achieving the same result using electricity.


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