PORCUPINE

Lisbon / Portugal / 2010

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Porcupine is an abstract adaptable chair inspired from the fractal growth of a shell. Realized with felt and fiber glass, the design for the porcupine seat is processed through the iteration and transformation of a common seat component. In response the warmth and malleability of the felt produces a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibers. These fibers are produced by recycled residual waste processed in a sustainable manner into felt. Generating it with a parametric logic allows for reconfiguration in accordance with the user's inputs and location. Customers can control the form, the level of proximity between the different seat and height modulation. This Porcupine, commissioned by the design Biennal Experimenta Design, is realized with 40 sheets of felt realized by Pastofo, supported by a fiber glass skeleton realized by POLITROFA. The sheet's height varies from 68 to 30 cm while their spacing shifts according to the pressure of the body's weight or the proximity of a group of sheets. team : M. Fassino, T. Branquinho, K. Seaman
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    Porcupine is an abstract adaptable chair inspired from the fractal growth of a shell. Realized with felt and fiber glass, the design for the porcupine seat is processed through the iteration and transformation of a common seat component. In response the warmth and malleability of the felt produces a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibers. These fibers are produced by recycled residual waste processed in a sustainable manner into felt. Generating it with...

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    • Year 2010
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Hotel/Resorts / Interior Design / Custom Furniture
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