sam linders develops foldable seat solution using embroidered tiles sam linders develops foldable seat solution using embroidered tiles
oct 21, 2015

sam linders develops foldable seat solution using embroidered tiles

sam linders develops foldable seat solution using embroidered tiles
images by sam linders and sjors kanters




ideal for small homes, compact and public spaces, design academy eindhoven graduate sam linders has developed ‘wobble-up’. the project explores materials and ergonomics where the designer has created a geometric floor tile fabricated with a specific plastic and placed together to form a continuous grid. each rigid square has been mechanically punched with a series of holes and softened with colored jersey yarn to create a mosaic effect.

the tiles act as a decorative flooring element where each square can be turned into a ‘wobbling chair’




the distinctive idea behind the carpet tiles is its adaptability. a velcro fastening that has been integrated into the design gives the user an option to quickly fold and secure the tile into a comfortable seat. the hands-on solution offer users an easy solution for back support and the choice to be folded or unfolded and in turn, the ‘wobble-up’ provides a fun, versatile and functional seating object for private and public spaces.



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with three simple actions, the carpet tiles fold into a seating object

the wobble-up is fabricated with a rigid plastic and finished with a jersey yarn embroidery

the idea was developed for people who enjoy sitting on the floor

velcro fastenings on each side secures the tile as a seating object

the colored and mosaic effect is an invitation to play with pattern and color

the hands-on solution offers users an easy solution for back support


example on how to fold a tile into a seat

‘wobble-up’ project during the design academy eindhoven graduate show
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sam linders demonstrating the folding technique of her project
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