We of course needed a structural solution to enable a grown up man sit on a paper chair. That’s when we thought of filling it up with polyurethane foam. We were fascinated by the dialog between both materials that resulted in a new aethetic. As well as being structurally suitable and enhancing this wrinkled character of the shapes, we liked the idea of twisting the usual process of building furniture. Usually you first prepare the structure and than you do the upholstery, but in this case we actually started with the upholstery that we filled in after.
The process is unconventional in terms of industrialised furniture as the pattern itself becomes both the defining surface and the mould. In a sense we tried to create a reversal of upholstery in which normally a skin is applied over the stuffing.
Furthermore, employing this single-use mould gives us the opportunity to resize the seat so easily.