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The Polymorphic Bench is Almost Alive!

September 30, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Keeping the current trend of designing “kinetic” furniture (that morph into different shapes according to the motions and contours of its users) alive, here is another one which is almost similar in functionality but completely different in construction to the “Cay Sofa” reported a fortnight ago.

“Polymorphic is a kinetic installation utilizing an innovative design and engineering solution inspired by the simple kinetic action of a see-saw and the reverberating motion of a Slinky.

The design is comprised of a double-sided bench which transforms through a series of 119 unique and interconnected sections into a chaise lounge and finally an interactive balance board.

These sections are connected via an inventive pivot and bolt system which allows the vertical movement of one section to be picked up by others down the line.

Together, this motion allows the installation to transform from a series of leveled sections into an undulating form activated through interaction with its occupants.

While the overall form of the bench is realized as a continuous landscape, each seating condition was designed according to existing ergonomic profiles in order to maximize comfort and functionality.”

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