arthur bodolec: jack
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apr 29, 2010

arthur bodolec: jack

arthur bodolec with his ‘jack’ chair

french product designer arthur bodolec has created ‘jack’, a stool that can be brought to ‘life’ through a simple touch. imagining a world where objects can be woken up, given life and take form to express themselves, ‘jack’ is the first in a series of designs that transforms from an inert stool to a full functioning chair.

‘jack’ in stool mode

applying pressure to the center of the stool allows the surrounding panels to raise

sketch demonstrating the functionality of ‘jack’

second generation of ‘jack’ furniture

based on its predecessor, the second generation of ‘jack’ furniture takes the form of a flower whose petals raise upon sitting.

  • awesome !!!!!!!!!!

    Quentin says:
  • amazing

    cleminou c. says:
  • Hey! Really cool!
    We all miss you. Hope you enjoy Spain!

    YoungKim says:
  • thank you !
    a nice [url=] video [/url] is available on Vimeo.

    arthur says:
  • thanks you Young ! I miss you too, really !
    Im in Italia, and yes, I am enjoying it !

    arthur says:
  • Awesome job man, keep it coming ! 🙂

    Tom H says:
  • hhhe is so amazing……flower power

    anuszka says:
  • nice job!

    mmaryl says:
  • Soooo great job Arthur!!! That´s a design spirit!
    Waitin´for the flower one… really love it!!

    Whisper says:
  • the only problem I see is that you can not rest your back as a normal chair, because the torque produced in the back is too small

    r_romeo says:
  • love it!

    joelton says:
  • brilliant !

    sara says:
  • Thunderbirds are go!

    Dr Design says:
  • Thank you all !
    @r_romeo : you can lock the mechanism, in that way, you can rest as a normal chair !

    Arthur says:
  • G’dday Arthur,

    Great design. I was wondering whether you’ve made one? Does it have a locking capability when in “stool mode” as well as “normal chair”?


    Jetwax says:
  • That’s awesome. 🙂
    I would probably set a drink on the arm then get up, forgetting it was there. haha 😛

    Joe says:
  • i remember…this post was the last article in the previous news letter…
    it’s shot up to the number one…cause most of us lao it! 😉

    anuj says:
  • Hey, thank you again !
    @jetwax: yes you can lock it on the stool mode!
    @joe: my advice for your drink is to lock the chair before putting it on the arm and as you won’t forget to unlock it, you won’t forget to take out your drink !

    Arthur says:
  • Now that is what I call good design!!

    Su hagan says:
  • love it! when i get lots of money i want one of these! id love the first one in like a massive comfy version.. would be fun to sit on it and just sink in2 it!

    sarah says:
  • love it!!!! Congrats!

    Cassandra says:
  • This is brilliant!

    CarlosZanotti says:
  • cool but why not show a video?

    frsh says:
  • grogeous!! brilliant!!

    Jibma says:
  • WOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Teresa says:
  • I love how the design comes from something as innocuous as a jacob’s ladder. The flower chair is fantastic also. Is that one going to use the same idea is the original?

    Liz says:
  • those chairs are really amazing. If you haven’t yet started to manufacture them, I think you should. I’d buy the last one for sure.

    James G. says:
  • shit

    stool man says:

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