.ORI Stool by Jakub Piotr Kalinowski Playing around with origami, designer Jakub Piotr Kalinowski came up with a cool stool design that leaves no doubt as to its biggest influence. “Use of a bending and cutting method allowed to satisfy main design assumption: simplicity and lost manufacturing costs, by dint of that the mass production is possible.”
Poissonmobile Fold-Up Chaise Lounge Imagine carrying what looks like a basic tatami mat to the beach, unrolling it, popping a few supports into place and, boom, you’ve got a full-sized chaise lounge! German design firm Confused Direction created just that in the ‘Poissonmobile’. It’s now available in more colors through the designer’s website.
To eliminate self-assembly woes, a team of four Milanese individuals has engineered an origami-like structural material by the name of Wood-Skin. A furnishing textile, Wood-Skin combines surface geometry with material technologies to create innovatively strong and aesthetically pleasing designs.