by , 07/03/06

Confused Direction, PoissonMobile Chaise and Mat, Fold-up chaise lounge, Modular Furniture, Modular Lounge Chair, Green Design

With tomorrow being the all-American sunshine-basking, BBQ-eating, firework-watching extravaganza of the year, we thought it apt timing to feature an innovative lounge chair idea. Designer Sascha Akkermann has devised an ingenious aid for summertime relaxation. His Poissonmobile functions both as a mat (organic picnic anyone?) and a tres elegante chaise lounge, perfect for profiling in your preferred outdoor envirornment. And when you’re done, roll it up and just tuck it away next to your beach towel. It’s that compact.

The inspiration for the piece came from the little reed mats used to make sushi. Sascha’s goal was to use a flexible surface to achieve a stable body. According to the designer, the tensile strength of the material and ergonomics of the human body created restrictions that made the shape of the chaise almost inevitable.

Currently the Poissonmobile is only available from the designer. Plans are underway to start manufacturing them in China. Expect the mass produced PM’s to be lighter and available in a variety of colors. Mr. Akkerman’s email did mention one little phrase we found slightly troubling: “synthetic material”. If you have a second please, write him an email: kontakt@schreinermeisterei.de. Tell him how much you love his work. Let him know how much better it would be if he mass produced them with recycled materials. It’s never too late.

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  1. StefanL April 12, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I have contacted Sascha Akkermann on 31 January 2013 whether the poisson mobile can be purchased online or in a shop. The answer was that it is not in production.

  2. pinkywitty09 December 9, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    awesome! i want one too..

  3. k July 21, 2006 at 8:11 pm


  4. sven July 7, 2006 at 8:06 am

    fyi, they cost about 1000 € / piece (without accesories like bag etc.)

  5. danny chin July 6, 2006 at 11:58 pm

    where can get one?.

  6. Jill July 6, 2006 at 8:43 pm

    Hi All y’all-

    For more information on ordering (or if you have any questions about the design), please contact the designer:

    Sascha Akkerman

  7. ij July 6, 2006 at 6:06 pm

    fold yourself up.

  8. Kiran Kakde July 6, 2006 at 9:10 am

    Amazing! Lateral stability INDEED. But tons of ways to solve it.

  9. Elizabeth July 5, 2006 at 8:03 pm

    I sure hope that will work out because DANG, that is pretty.

  10. Florian Dargel July 5, 2006 at 4:39 pm

    AFAIK from the website when he talks about synthetic material he means recycled lorry/truck tarpaulins that he uses together with recyclable wood. So all good I think 😉

  11. Andreas Paulsen July 4, 2006 at 4:25 pm

    The fold-up chaise. loved it, I’m getting one. Let’s proceed…fold out-up shelters, cabins…etc.
    There must be more out there, and enough minds to expand the idea


  12. Richie K July 4, 2006 at 3:25 pm

    It would seem that lateral stability would be an issue with this design. Unless there are hidden supports in the undervoid, not pictured, this would seem to be the case ?

    The ubiquitous, inexpensive, made from recyclicable materials (steel & polyester cloth) , foldable ‘Chaise lounger’ already exists. It’s: http://www.coleman.com/coleman/cloemancom/detail.asp?product_id=2153A702&categoryid=10072 . It’s already made in China and it only costs $43.00.

    Happy lounging !

    Richie K

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