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> 10:1 is a series of deflateable furniture that with a vacuum machine can be
compressed to 10% of their original size. The furniture plays on mattress foams
compassable properties that allows it to be compressed to various sizes, making
it easy for furniture to fit the new normadic human being it from industry to store,
store-to-store or home-to-home.
10:1 was norminated for the René Smeets Award 2017
As a result of urbanization our living environment has become smaller and smaller. Furniture has to follow this development and fit to this new way of living. We not only live on less square meters but our mobility has also
increased. The idea of a home is less related to a specific space but increasingly related to the things we surround our self with.
10:1 is a type of furniture that seeks to accommodate these new needs by reintroducing the concept of inflatable furniture, by changing materiality and by playing on foam’s compressible properties.
With this type of furniture I hope to accommodate the concept of fluid living by making it easy to change a room’s function and its use. 10:1 fits to the nomadic human who easily has to be able to take his home with him and create it again in another place by just opening the valve and letting the furniture inflate.