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Foldigon | d-Vision: Rami Tareef, Meidad Marzan, Ayala Bougay

2012, Prototype, Materials: polypropylene, foam, fabric, 57X55X55 cm
Courtesy of Keter 

The chair Foldigon was produced during the designers' participation in the d-Vision project sponsored by the manufacturers of Keter Plastic; the idea was born out of the need to produce a textile which could be used outdoors and would be sustainable in weather conditions such as rain or bright sunlight.

Foldigon rests on a plastic base resembling a box; the armchair can be folded inside the base when not in use, thus making it possible to protect it from the weather over time. The chair offers comfortable seating on a particularly soft surface. Inspiration for the design came from the Japanese "Bento Box," which is divided into cubicles holding different types of food. As a box, the object maintains the contrast between the clean and minimalistic (when closed) and the element of surprise from the textures and rich colors when opened. Another source of inspiration came from the technique of origami which allows for the creation of an intricate surface extending beyond the borders of the preliminary base.

d-Vision was a unique internship project (operating until 2012) for the development and design of products associated with the plastic industry. The project combined academic studies with manufacturing, aiming to produce a new generation of designers in Israel. It was initiated and supported by the Keter Plastic company.

Photos: Itay Benit 
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