Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Designed by Igor Lobanov from Urals State University of Architecture and Arts, Piccells is inflatable furniture provides two major uses. Working like a Japanese fan, Piccells pieces can be kept closed and worked as a room divider. In the closed state, it can also be used as a small coffee table. Once the piece is opened, each cover item fills with the air and ‘cells’ within inflate to make a piece of furniture that looks nearly like a giant sea anemone. Linking of the various cells can be changed manually to offer maximum convenience and variety. Designer proposes some biological and natural structures and textures such as Orange, Leaves, Butterfly, and Foam. Each structure represents an interconnected set of cells.