Seen in early 2007, the Slinky chair, while famed to be the new designer chic furniture of the green movement, held all the charm of an expensive dorm room living necessity worth the money for both the space it could save and create. Hell, it looked pretty damn perfect for college student living period. Still, if one were to be truthful, it may look cool but the thing itself was pretty damn ugly.
Oh, but leave it to designers to make a thing better. Especially when egged on by a wave of fadalistic (though with all hope this one will stand the test of time) movement. Vivavi, an eco-friendly furniture and home design center, created the modular design seating for this years Armory show which allowed artist and designers to put their talents to the metle to create green furniture collections–merging great design with environmental responsibility. And thus Softseating Strips ‘evolved’…er, rather, recycled.
The Softseating Strips can be formed, joined, and stacked into infinite shapes. Made entirely from heavy-weight kraft paper, the strips are most commonly shaped as benches, stools, and low tables. Utilizing a flexible honey-comb structure, they are simply fanned out as desired or compressed to the size of a book for storage, and connect with magnets. Once worn, these pieces take on a shabby-chic (minus the puked up perfections of baby pink and blue) distressed look.
Not only do the Softseating Strips look much more sleek and chic than the Slinky Chair (even college students want their shit to look good), it still has all the perks of being compact and expandable, and the best part, even at its longest length the Softseat is a butt-load cheaper.