August 2, 2006

Furniture vending machine

Developed by Transalpin, Cubix is a vending machine that generates instant furniture from 3D textiles and various composite materials. Whether a chair, table, shelf, or light, each piece is prepared and delivered in a cube measuring 6.3 × 6.3 × 6.3″ (16 × 16 × 16 cm). The furniture automatically unfolds and inflates to its desired form when the user pulls a red line supplied with the cube.

Cubix was developed for the Milan Salone Satellite in 2003 by Bjorn Blisse, Folker Koenigbauer, and Reinhard Zetsche of Transalpin.

Contact: Transalpin, Mindelheim, Germany.

For more information, see Transmaterial: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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