styrofoam laser cut chair

Computer-aided furniture construction has changed the way designers craft everyday design objects. Suddenly, new possibilities exist both in terms of materials themselves and the way we can cut into or shape a given material, thanks to extremely precise three-dimensional wire-and-laser-cutting technology.

styrofoam 3d cut chair

Entirely modeled in digital form, these complex 3D chairs look like the packing foam with which we are familiar – yet manage to work as both indoor and outdoor chairs that can stand the weather, wear and pressure of regular human use but are also extremely light-weight, portable and easy on the environment.

styrofoam digital chair design

Designer Khodi Feiz created these chairs after a great deal of experimentation with material strength, form and durability, and they now adorn both interior and exterior spaces at a Dutch embassy to berlin – simple, clean, modern but also a testament to sustainable innovation in industrial design.