Simple and occasional seating is a design playground, it’s also an exploration field to foldable cheap design. Canadian architects Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllan illustrate our assumption. Their Softseating, which looks warms and comfortable, is made entirely of kraft paper, comes in natural or dyed deep black color — they use a bamboo charcoal dye for the later selection.
The honeycomb structure allows them to fan out or accordion to become stools. A pair of magnets to clip together is provided to fasten the seat. In its folded mode, the Softseating is as thick as a large book. And when the surface paper gets worn, users can cover the seat with a natural patina, developed to extend the life of the stool. (via cdr)