hiroaki matsuyama: snowroll hiroaki matsuyama: snowroll
dec 13, 2010

hiroaki matsuyama: snowroll

‘snowroll’ in use photos by satoshi shigeta / nacasa & partners inc.

japanese designer hiroaki matusyama‘s newest project ‘snowroll’ uses the behaviour of rolling a snowball, as a means of creating an adaptable piece of furniture.

the furniture object is literally a large, lengthy white piece of carpet which the user unrolls and rolls from either end to create, ‘benches’ – you can adjust the height of the seats according to how much you roll them. the result is a comfortable seating space for two, allowing room for a small table. alternatively, one can sit on the unrolled portion of ‘snowroll’ and use the ‘benches’ as backrests.

rolling the ends together

you can adjust the distance of the ‘benches’ to accommodate space for a table

displaying the length of the carpet

‘snowroll’ entirely unrolled

Snowroll from Minorpoet on Vimeo.

  • ….I would like to see a pair of sumo wrestlers have tea on this “smart” pice of furniture…!

    Finnster says:
  • What is it about people that makes them think that anything thing they do is going to be of importance?

    rcvs1 says:
  • this is not design. Its crap. Any idiot can see its nothing, it doesnt work, what laws of physics did she employ to stop the roll rolling out when you rest your back on it. In practice, its not adjustable as there is only one optimum height for an individual. Its not for outdoor use (cant imagine this being thrown in the boot of a car) its not for indoor use ( al little space intensive) its not permanent nor is it temporary… RUBBISH!

    hmmm says:
  • is that a joke?…. come on what´s new on it?… we can name it as an Absurd “design”…

    luisefe80 says:
  • Jesus christ, I’m glad everyone else is responding in the same way. this is ultra-turd.
    Why would it ever be unrolled? There is no benefit. So why is it a roll? – based on a waffty ‘snow’ bit of voicebox-chunder.
    And what is the video doing exactly?
    This is annoying me so much.

    I hope I calm down before I need to sleep.

    eyeball says:
  • she’s cute though…!

    a d k v says:
  • :o?
    hiroaki matsuyama mate, you just waste some of your life time to do this project

    why says:
  • Turd + cute + joke = ???????? what crap

    bharat says:
  • RIP Snowroll … 。・゜・(ノД`)・゜・。

    sorasorasora says:

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