Furniture & Design

Waffle Bench

Creator

Studio FEM is a danish design studio consisting of Anders Engholm and Sarah Cramer. They create designs that push the boundaries of the traditional in aim to create curiosity for the user and to become an acknowledged design studio with expertise in creating trendsetting furniture design.

Product

Waffle Bench. A flexible seating unit that can be transformed into different sitting arrangements according to situation and availability of space. It comes with a sliding cushion, making it flexible and adaptable to allow the user to change function whenever needed.

Material

The designers used high resilient foam – HR-50 that was sponsored by BPI, to create the cushion of the bench. This type of foam is perfect for furniture and upholstery as it holds its shape even after repeated use

 

The Flesh Chair

Creator

Nanna Kiil is a student in the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. She works mostly with different textiles, but doesn’t limit herself just to that. She also likes to paint sketch when she gets time for that. Her aim is to stimulate people through emotional functionality.

Product

The Flesh Chair, inspired by human obesity, was created during a five-week project at the art academy. Kiil crunched and wrinkled the foam around a simple metal base and then sewed it in place. She also added wooden appendages as the arms and legs. She explains that the intention of that chair was to explore the balance between repulsive and accommodating through voluminous curves.

Material

Nanna used BPI’s own viscoelastic foam – TempraFlex®- V6067 to give the chair its bulky look and flexible comfort. As she put it in her own words: “Less is a bore”. This type of foam is mainly created for mattresses and pillows due to the ability to mould itself exactly to body shape and position and repeatedly return to its original shape right after use.

 

Touch That Taste!

Creator

Martyna Barbara Golik is a textile designer currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She believes that a designer is a story teller, and created objects are by-products of a creative process. With this philosophy she is trying to combine different materials and techniques in order to communicate ideas and build an interaction with a user.

Product

The illustrated products are part of a project where the designer has combined textiles and food. The pouf is representing “sweet”, because sitting in it creates a feeling of slowly sinking in. The slippers are characterizing “bitter”, because they are soft and heavy at the same time, making it hard to walk.

Material

The pouf is made of BPI’s own viscoelastic foam – TempraFlex®-V8067 and covered with pink textile. The slippers are also made of BPI’s foam and felt, each shoe weighs 2 kgs. The designer used Setex® 100-195 kg/m3 in order to create the slippers. Alternatively VibraSetex® 250 kg/m3 could be used for a more exclusive quality.

 

Soft Structure

Creator

Ditte Hammerstrøm has been working with and designing furniture since year 2000, and believes that design is about much more than just functionality itself. Ditte works with both display- and production items and considers different rules and limitations her biggest inspiration.

Product

An inside out sofa. The upholstery has been peeled off, uncovering the bare metal pipes. Strips of foam that are “woven” around the structure reveal new upholstery techniques that are normally hidden. Making the hidden content into a visible cover, Ditte is trying to exalt the otherwise neglected material in products.

Material

The designers used high resilient foam – HR-38 that was sponsored by BPI, to create the cushion of the bench. This type of foam is perfect for furniture and upholstery as it holds its shape even after repeated use.

 

The Wooden Chair

Creator

Designers Mathilde Witt Mølholm and Monique Engelund created this white chair for the exhibition – “White out”.

Product

“The unhappy, uncomfortable wooden chair ran away to find happiness. It got stuck in a terrible snowstorm, which turned it into this comfortable and very very happy wooden chair.”

Material

The designers used BPI’s own viscoelastic memoryfoam – TempraFlex® to create the “cube-alike” cushion on top of the wooden chair.