When I was in art school, one of the assignments I had to do in an industrial design class was to construct a chair out of corrugated cardboard and paper. When it was first assigned to the class I thought it was a daunting task, but as we worked through it I came to realize that corrugated board and paper are extremely strong, durable and versatile materials to work with.
FlexibleLove designed by Chishen Chiu, and manufactured by Pinzaan Company Limited makes use of an ‘accordion-like, honeycomb’ structure to create durable furniture pieces produced from widely-available recycled materials including recycled paper and recycled wood waste.
FlexibleLove seating can hold from one to as many as sixteen individuals; changing length and shape by simply pulling each end to expand or compress the size. The honeycomb structure, used throughout the entire FlexibleLove line, produces an accordion-like result that allows each piece to be extended and collapsed with ease while maintaining durability across the structural length of the surface.