Light foam chair in pink

For those who think that creating furniture means only rehashing old patterns with little room for structural creativity, here are two innovative chairs that may prove otherwise. Both recreate the concept of building a chair by reinventing the “upholstery” in an unexpected way.

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Designer Frederik Dedik is interested in using folded foam to create pieces of furniture that may or may not need other structural materials such as wood or glass. His Varhany lounge chair made of foam and plywood is easy to transport and assemble.

Innovative chair made of plywood and foam


The two plywood sides are connected by wooden rods on which the roll of foam is folded. It is a simple yet ingenious construction whose result is a wavy seat that changes the geometry of the classic chair. While from a design point of view, chairs are often collections of angles and straight lines, the Varhany lounge chair takes advantage of curves and their aesthetic appeal.

The simple elements of the playwood-and-foam chair


If reupholstering a traditional chair is often an involved process, changing the color of the Varhany lounge chair requires a simple replacement of the foam. Patterns and different degrees of softness are possible variations. The plywood can also be replaced with more sophisticated types of wood, for a more polished look.

Different color variations for innovative chair made of foam roll


This is not Frederik Dedik’s only piece of foam furniture. He also created PAO, a prototype furniture collection inspired by the shape of a peacock tail and that includes a lounger, stool and table. It is easy to imagine the value of such light furniture and innovative chairs for spaces where mobility is essential.

Furniture collection made of foam includes lounger, stool and table


Rethinking the idea of an upholstered chair takes another interesting turn in Vasil Velchev’s Ego chair. This time, the cushion elements are removable and make for a piece of furniture whose color arrangement can be changed as you please.

Innovative chair allows for cushion repositioning


The long curve of the chair frame, designed to keep the cushion perfectly in place, is also an element of definite visual appeal. Beyond this, however, the Ego chair is an example of the way furniture is being designed today to adapt not only to our slowly changing tastes, but also to our daily moods.

Customizable chair with colorful removable cushions


Please take a look at our Before and After images of selected projects from 2016 HERE.

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