May 16, 2006

Monoplanar paper chair

Papton is a lightweight chair that emerges like origami from a folded composite panel. For their design of the chair, Fuchs + Funke sought to obtain maximum stability with minimum weight as well as unlimited functionality and sculptural form. The chair is therefore the result of a simple polygonal pattern, which conveys a clear, monoplanar quality.

Papton’s structure is based on subdividing panels into load-bearing areas and bending zones, and the partial removal of the top layer on one side allows for controlled folding. Low weight and volume ensure a dense package of unfolded chairs (up to eighty chairs fit on a standard Euro pallet).

Contact: Fuchs + Funke, Berlin, Germany.

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

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