martijn rigters: foam party milan design week 2012
 
martijn rigters: foam party   milan design week 2012
may 01, 2012

martijn rigters: foam party milan design week 2012

‘foam party’ chairs by martijn rigters image © designboom

design student martijn rigters, of the netherlands, has developed the flexible seating system ‘foam party’. designboom visited his installation showcased within the royal academy of art, the hague (KABK) exhibition ‘the shepherds of stuff’ during milan design week 2012. for his furniture project, rigters has created a system through which personal chairs are formed through the use of a quickly expanding foam filling added to an adaptable base. we watched as rigters formed a seat fit precisely to the dimensions of a volunteer from the audience.

this demonstration exemplifies rigters’ perception of a new mass production. in this modified efficiency, no two objects would be exactly identical if an adaptable molding technique was introduced to production technology. the designer has created a method through which made-to-measure seating could be output through a rapid fabrication system involving the human as a living mold and fifteen minutes for the furniture piece to be completed.

martijn rigters: foam party   milan design week 2012 ‘seat yourself’ installation of ‘foam party’ by martijn rigters, 2012 image © designboom

martijn rigters: foam party   milan design week 2012 mixing the foam filling image © designboom

martijn rigters: foam party   milan design week 2012 a volunteer sits in the chair while rigters prepares the mould image © designboom

martijn rigters: foam party   milan design week 2012 filling the adaptable mould with the foam image © designboom

martijn rigters: foam party   milan design week 2012 checking the mould image © designboom

martijn rigters: foam party   milan design week 2012 raw material image © designboom

martijn rigters: foam party   milan design week 2012 waiting for the foam to set image © designboom

martijn rigters: foam party   milan design week 2012 removing the mould image © designboom

martijn rigters: foam party   milan design week 2012 the final product! image © designboom

martijn rigters: foam party   milan design week 2012 installation view of martijn rigters’ ‘foam party’ during milan design week 2012 image © designboom


‘martijn rigters – foam party’ by studio and thevideomatic
  • The idea is terrific – the end product – miserable. There is a way – find out from people who make legs and arms for soldiers returning without them. – A clue! Great job though – that’s thinking “IN” the box,

    Jeff Koopersmith says:

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