This striking-looking Flip Flap Chair, by Ito Design Switzerland, was designed with origami as the inspiration.
The rigid panels and elastic hinges connecting them have been co-molded.
And yes, it can recline.
Here's some prototyping shots:
The chair is in production by office furniture manufacturer Itoki. Alas, it's Japanese-market only.
I’m a lapsed industrial designer. I was born in NYC and figured I’d die there, but a few years ago I abandoned New York to live on a farm in the countryside with my wife. We have six dogs.
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