The Cabbage Chair

The Cabbage Chair

Personally I don’t consider this a design, for me this is just something considered a design and made by someone who was very bored. The cabbage chair is created by peeling away the layers of a roll of pleated paper one layer at a time. The designer Nendo made this chair for the XXIst Century Man exhibition curated by Issey Miyake, where he asked them to make furniture out of the pleated paper that is produced in mass amounts during the process of making pleated fabric, and usually abandoned as an unwanted by-product. Nendo’s solution to his challenge transformed a roll of pleated paper into a small chair that appears naturally as you peel away its outside layers, one layer at a time.

The chair has no internal structure, no screws or nails, and could be eventually produced so that it gets shipped as one easy roll for the customer to peel back and use at home. I don’t recommend buying useless stuff like these, but I’ve posted about this chair to see what other people from around the world think, and create.


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  • cris August 25, 2008 at 14:04 PMLogin to Reply →

    as an architect, i find this chair to be lots of fun, why not go for it!!!!

  • KMP Furniture August 26, 2008 at 12:39 PMLogin to Reply →

    Cabbage Chair is the perfect name according to this great product !!

  • Ricardo Jorge Tomé August 29, 2008 at 23:19 PMLogin to Reply →

    well, i think you did well by publishing this.
    in fact, yes, it’s not design, or it? is it merely an ingenious exercise of thinking/intelligence?

    i guess it might no be fair to judge as a design piece, but it definitely made me think.

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  • azha December 13, 2009 at 19:44 PMLogin to Reply →

    i have never seen such a beautiful char like that!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)