The Cabbage Chair
When I first took a look at this chair it reminded me of Cousin IT from The Adams Family! The fabulous recycled Cabbage Chair was created for the XXIst Century Man exhibition curated by Issey Miyake, to commemorate the first anniversary of 21_21 Design Sight in Roppongi, Tokyo until July 2008.
This was an experimental piece designed by Japanese duo Nendo, the chair is made from pleated paper that’s produced in mass amounts during the process of making pleated fabric, the paper is usually discarded onto the cutting floor and binned. The pleats are bound together with various resins which adds strength and elasticity. The chair has no internal structure and is supposed to represent forward-moving 21st century people.