Sculptural Seating Unit Inspired by the Art of Origami: "Forum"

Sculptural Seating Unit Inspired by the Art of Origami: “Forum”

We received an interesting project from ModelArt Studio in cooperation with Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad, Serbia. Here is a description from the designers: “Origami Forum is a utilitarian space installation, intended to be used both outdoors and indoors. It is a multifunctional street furniture for sitting, lying, friendship, which can accommodate multiple users simultaneously, alone or in groups. In this sense, the object / sculptural installation is a very flexible unit that functionally meets the needs of different user groups. In addition, it also has visual quality, which enriches the urban – public space (open or closed) and is a benchmark of gathering or meeting place. Therefore we have chosen the name “Forum”, which refers to gathering, socializing, fellowship, exchange of ideas. By multiplication of a modular element, we got the origami-like structure, the Japanese art of paper folding. The advantages of such origami structures is that they feature relatively small elements which facilitates transportation and reduces the cost of production, and their multiplication can result in a very dynamic composition.” Would you like to see this design displayed in public spaces?

4 comments

  • Michael April 29, 2011 at 12:32 PMLogin to Reply →

    What a brilliant idea, the range of furniture that could be designed in this origami manner could be huge. Any shape and size and it would still look great (heh).

    Love it!

  • Kris May 9, 2011 at 17:34 PMLogin to Reply →

    Love it – great idea :) Looks real neat as well

  • Bent-Erik Munch May 28, 2011 at 17:29 PMLogin to Reply →

    absolutely great, yes please put it on the street nowm congratulation, cool work and idea

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