‘Memory’ is a chair of unlimited forms. Its design is completed through the alteration of its silhouette. For the project, designer Tokujin Yoshioka developed a special fabric made with recycled aluminum,which he has used to create a chair that transforms and memorizes its shape upon use.
Based on a concept which I conceived several years ago, we spent more than one year conducting experiments and verifications by making more than 50 actual scale models with aluminum. Also for the fabric, I searched the most appropriate fabric that can realize the initial concept image, and I finally came to develop a fabric with recycled aluminum.
After repetition of trial and error, ‘memory’, a chair that transforms and memorizes its shape by the intention of users, was completed.’Memory’ has ‘a deliberate loose form’.(…) I believe that the chair could be called ‘a chair without a design.’ at the same time, this is a chair that has an unlimited variety of forms.’ – Tokujin Yoshioka
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