Padded furniture is massive, made of feathers, horsehair, foam, or other materials – but certainly voluminous. That padded furniture can also be an inflated membrane has been a feature of design since the 1960s. Thanks to the introduction of various plastics and plastic sheeting, it became possible to create pretty well any shape, whether armchair or bed, from plastic covers filled with air. Matali Crasset has now added a new variant to this – she combines a very simple wooden chair with an inflatable skin, and thereby touches on the one weak point of early Pop art furniture, which had comfortable backrests and armrests but was never really able to overcome the wobbly effect of its seats.
More of her work here.>