Folding furniture is often accused of being the worst of all resting places, associated as it is with the discomfort of cold lecture halls and strange relatives' holiday brunches. But just because it folds doesn't mean it has to be a harbinger of suffering. Fold-up design means less waste and cost, a result of being able to be packed and shipped flat and assembled on arrival. This week at DMY Berlin, the debut of a new flat-pack design from German designer Matthias Ries is a case in point. After the success of Ries' laser-cut flat-pack steel Piegato bookshelf for MRDO products, he is now presenting the Piegato One, as well as the Piegato mirror and board shelves.
June 1, 2009