I was a bit tired of packing, unpacking and repacking heavy exhibition pieces. I wished they were made of a different material so that I could just throw them onto a truck and later upon opening the truck they would jump out ready for display. Looking at the sole of my sports shoe, I came up with the idea of using Polyethylene foam as the main material. My aim was to create a chair which was both easy to handle and comfortable, and which radiated an optimistic aura into the spaces where it was exhibited. A mix between a toy, a sculpture and a functional object. The material has excellent properties such as lightness, which allows it to float, softness, a wide color range, its unbreakable and, as there are no hard edges, it cannot hurt anyone. It is flexible, it can bend and stretch, yet it always returns back to its original shape.
© Markus Benesch Creates.