Foam Expands Into A Chair When Heated [Video]

Foam Expands Into A Chair When Heated [Video]

Belgian designer Carl de Smet is developing self-assembly furniture that can be compressed to 5% of its size and expands when heated.

Emma Hutchings
  • 15 april 2013

Belgian designer Carl de Smet is developing furniture using smart foam technology. Instead of requiring nails or screws, his designs assemble themselves when heat is applied.

This is made possible using shape memory polyurethane, which can shrink to a small size and then expand to its intended shape when heated to a set temperature.

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