Once upon a time in Holland, two young Dutch designers found inspiration in something paper-thin yet bulging with creativity, the works of paper artists, like Richard Sweeney, who created something intricate yet strong from a single, flat piece of material. The concept for a ‘one-piece foldable designer chair’ was born, and the first prototypes were cut from single sheets of paper. A few hundred of chairs later and those determined designers finally hit a winning model, albeit one that was just 8 cm high. The challenge they faced next, however, would turn out to be their biggest yet – literally.
From paper to polypropylene, the single sheet of the durable material from which the now “flux chairs” were cut, turned out so big the designers were told that producing an individual chair for less than a fortune could never be done. But the designers were stubborn types who wouldn’t take no for an answer. So they raised the cash to engineer a state-of-the-art injection mold, using the biggest molding machine in the Netherlands. That little obstacle taken care of, the first flux chairs were produced.
To be sure they are really as great as they are cracked up to be, every chair is checked and double-checked in the factory, before they are flat-packed to be sent to lucky flux customers. Now, these are award-winning designer chairs are busily living happily ever after in homes and offices all over the world. The end.
The flux chairs are made in the Netherlands.
Download the Flux brochure here.
See a Flux video here.