hannes harms: scum chair
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jan 28, 2011

hannes harms: scum chair

‘scum chair’ by hannes harms all images courtesy hannes harms

german industrial design student hannes harms has sent us images of ‘scum chair’, an assemble-it-yourself furniture piece that utilizes expanding foam. exploring the idea of usability, the design consists of a piece of cardboard with a perforated pattern of the fold-out structure. users are then able to simply fold the stool together and seal it off with expanding foam.

a playful take on the traditional flatpack-furniture system, ‘scum chair’ feeds off the contrasting aesthetic elements of the organized, folding mechanism with the gelatinous foam to create a product that questions the idea of ‘anti-design’.

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perforated cardboard piece and expanding foam

  • Hello, hello, are you there? © Jerzy Seymour??? the name and the process. Rings a bell?

    ©copyrights says:
  • I wondered if there was any good use for that evil stuff they sell at the hardware store. http://www.getlucid.net/

    Kim Phillips | Lucid Marketing says:
  • haha and how about the environment?

    J says:
  • for me, this stool is original and inventive. yes serzy seymour used the foam, but not with the hard edged angles as a counter balance

    nice says:
  • why use the same name for the project then? Scum, its Jerzy’s name for his projects with foam.
    If it is about about the hard angles? Why use cardboard to make those edges? They were out in a minute.
    Why combine a bio degradable material in combination with the foam? What is this project about? DIY? Shape or contrasts? Durability? there are so many contrasts in this project that in the end it doesnt stand for anything.
    Really, you have to dig deeper and make decisions to come up with something inventive and original.

    ©copyrights says:
  • isn’t the foam soooo toxic? what kinf of foam is it?

    alice says:
  • common, jerszy is known for the scum 😀

    find smth else please

    jaha says:
  • 111

    all material makes toxic.
    if you don’t want to make non-toxic, you’d better than sleep all day not to make something.
    every creating makes environmental pollution.

    ?! says:
  • Creative – yes.
    Enviromental – No.
    Esthetic – NO.

    Verdict – NO.

    IDO says:
  • maybe good idea, but it looks like you’ve pooped!

    :D says:
  • Ein schöner stabiler Stuhl. Die Herstellungskosten halten sich offenbar in Grenzen oder? Könnte man auch Sofas so herstellen? Harte oder weiche Sitzfläche?

    Heide says:
  • Love it, beautiful!

    Romi says:
  • it’s crap, just like jerzy’s original idea…..

    volf says:

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