Vaccuum Formed Furniture
FUNiture is a futuristic furniture exploration project.
The exploration began from an initial experimentation of Ergonomic studies. I used packing peanuts and vacuum bags to observe curvatures of bodies.
The results were visually interesting like a modern art sculpture and surprisingly comfortable! I continued to explore this method.
FUNiture Armchair Process
1. Fill an industrial Vacuum bag with packing peanuts.
2. Get good friend Albert to sit on the puffy bag
3. Start the vacuum and gently support certain areas to raise the back and side
4. As the bag reaches full vacuum, the bag holds its own structure
Prototyping vinyl and plastic sheets with vacuum tape to design and create a vacuum bag of an intended shape. Explorations discovered the method of folding a longer/larger bag results maximum structural support as well as enough volume for padding and comfort
FUNiture mat couch
The mat couch is easily folded into a mattress for a nap on the clouds. Folds can create a pillow, adjust the length and vacuum caertain curvatures on the surface of the mat.