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Vienna Design Week 2011 - FlexiChill10. Jan2012

In summer 2011 three architecture students at the Technical University Vienna attended a course held by Günter Pichler and Marc Wallerberger at the Department for Spatial and Sustainable Design to design cardboard lounge furniture. The works of Carlos Ferreira Mayerle, Maximilian Lehr-Splawinski and Alexander Masching have been displayed as part of the Vienna Design Week 2011 at the Zumtobel Lichtforum within Ecolucy - paper lighting objects exhibition.   

"'Flexichill' is and does exactly what the name states: it’s flexible and it is primarily used for being “chilled” in. The chair is unique in the way that its form and design are nearly completely defined by its user and can be tailored to yours and everyone else’s needs.

Flexichill's design is such that the entire piece of furniture is entirely made out of one modular piece of cardboard, which can be arranged along cardboard tubes in different ways to form different pieces of furniture. Flexichill is also environmentally friendly as the only limit to how big or vast your imagination concerning your design is, is the amount of recycled cardboard and cardboard tubes you can get your hands on." - Maximilian Lehr-Splawinski

Photo by Patrick Moraras.

See here what will be featured tomorrow: Vienna Design Week in review.  

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