Designer Ben Mickus' cool-looking Relief Chair makes its world debut today at the Cooper-Hewitt, as part of the "Fashioning Felt" exhibition.
The chair is a sculpted assembly of rapidly-renewable felt sheets, supplanting foams, upholstery and anything applied. The cascading edges of the felt sheets create an integral pattern with both a visual and tactile effect.
The scraps of felt generated during fabrication are reused in other Mickus Projects pieces, such as the Refill Pillow (photos below).
For more info on Brooklyn-based Mickus, click here.