Public Plastic Chairs Look Like Giant Flowers [Pics]

Public Plastic Chairs Look Like Giant Flowers [Pics]

Foldable chairs with movable petal-like seats provide useful seating and aesthetic design.

Lara Piras
  • 23 july 2013

The Tulpi chair, designed by Marco Manders first caught the eye of designers and business investors when it won the special prize at the Dutch Design Week in 2011. Since, the product has reached a global audience and can be seen in parks and city centres all over the world.


The ergonomic design sees a colorful pod that opens to provide seating and can close onto itself, creating the shape of a tulip and providing an aesthetically pleasing decor for public spaces. As the chair stays shut when not in use, it avoids getting dirty and remains dry at all times.

Tulpi is made from stainless steel and polyethylene, which means it won’t fade and is resistant towards atmospheric pollution. An added feature means it can also be rotated 360º enabling the user to follow and capture the sun’s rays.

View the product in more detail in the gallery below:

Marco Manders

+chair design
+Dutch Design Week
+Environmental / Green
+Ergonomic design
+Home & Garden
+public space

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