keisuke fujiwara: wrapping chair molded from styrofoam mesh
keisuke fujiwara: wrapping chair molded from styrofoam mesh keisuke fujiwara: wrapping chair molded from styrofoam mesh
sep 26, 2013

keisuke fujiwara: wrapping chair molded from styrofoam mesh

keisuke fujiwara: wrapping chair molded from styrofoam mesh
all images courtesy keisuke fujiwara




exploring the flexibility of styrofoam mesh, japanese designer keisuke fujiwara has delicately molded it to form a bulbous-looking chair. the idea came from markets in japan where fruits are carefully wrapped in the material. the mesh offers many possibilities due to its flexibility and ability to bend into any shape, it is also used as an effective cushioning device. striving to create an object that was comfortable for someone to sit on, fujiwara has created two variations based on this concept of molding: one with an opening stretching through the foot of the chair to the back and the other from the seat to the floor.



side perspective view of the chair influenced by fruit wrapped in styrofoam mesh at japanese markets



top perspective showing the cushioned chair



the flexibility of the material creates a rounded, soft form



two variations were based on this concept of molding, perspective showing the chair with a cut out base



collection of the styrofoam mesh molded chairs



section, the material offers a level of flexibility



section showing the bending of the form



images showing  a study of the molding from the initial concept based on wrapped fruit



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