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Tokujin Yoshioka Debuts Shape-Shifting, Recycled Aluminum Chair at Milan
Posted By Sarah Parsons On April 13, 2010 @ 6:45 pm In Design,Eco Textiles,Events,Green Furniture,Green Materials,Green Products,Innovation,Milan Furniture Fair,News,Recycled Materials,Sustainable Materials | 1 Comment
The international design community has been buzzing about Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka’s  new shape-shifting chair, due to debut in Milan Design Fair  this week. Made of recycled aluminum, the amorphic chair, called “Memory,”  squishes into a new shape every time someone sits in it. Yoshioka designed the futuristic-looking piece of furniture for Italian brand, Moroso , and it is certainly an attention grabber!
To create Memory, or “chair without a shape,”  Yoshioka made a special fabric from recycled aluminum. After crafting a chair, the designer draped the fabric in a dome over the piece of furniture. The final design is a shape-shifting chair that contours to the body of whomever sits in it.
In addition to employing eco-friendly fabrics, Yoshioka says he hopes the chair’s metamorphic nature will inspire people to think about nature. “This chair  might remind us of the beauty in nature with its ever-changing expressions, and also create the impression as if there is no presence of design,” Yoshioka said in a statement.
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 Tokujin Yoshioka’s: http://www.tokujin.com/
 Milan Design Fair: http://www.inhabitat.com/milan-furniture-fair/
 called “Memory,”: http://www.dezeen.com/2010/03/31/memory-by-tokujin-yoshioka-for-moroso/
 Moroso: http://www.contemporary-home.co.uk/brands/Moroso/Furniture
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