idan moskona inflates fabric furniture with polyurethane foam

idan moskona inflates fabric furniture with polyurethane foam


experimenting with polyurethane, textiles, wood and metal, industrial designer idan moskona has created a series of chairs and benches assembled from an unlikely combination of materials. by injecting the highly resilient foam into a variety of fabrics, moskona creates strange, charming and thoroughly robust inflated furniture.

moskona creates strange, charming and thoroughly robust furniture



‘as part of my project, I experimented with creating random objects of furniture,’ explains moskona, ‘at first I tried injecting polyurethane into framings and thee-dimensional skeletons that were wrapped in different fabrics. then, I turned these into furniture objects used for seating.’

as more polyurethane is injected into the fabric, the foam grows to meet its form



in making the benches, moskona injected polyurethane into a lycra sheet jailed inside a wooden frame. as more polyurethane is injected into the fabric, the foam grows to fit its form. by experimenting with dye, textiles, dimensions and saturation, a flavourful cast of alien creations come to life whose solidity and fragility converge in a single functional object.

the project is an attempt to create a function by using 3D frames

polyurethane cube

polyurethane pattern

the polyurethane is injected into a fabric frame

injected into a pink balloon, the polyurethane passes through the stitches of the fabric

polyurethane bench

the lycra fabric is first jailed in a wooden bench frame

work in progress

the finished product is composed of polyurethan, 40% lycra 60% polyester and beech wood



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.


edited by: peter corboy | designboom

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