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The SuperFoam Chair by Rich Gilbert Manipulates Nature

By: Marissa Liu - Published: Oct 29, 2009   Updated: Aug 3 2011 • References: richgilbert and chairwhore.blogspot
The SuperFoam chair by Rich Gilbert was an examination into man's supremacy over nature, or at least our abilities to manipulate nature's structures. The chair, as he says, “is a re-creation of naturally occurring reticulated foam structures.” Gilbert uses a casting process that allows him to manipulate and control the foam and form designs easily.

Check out the super fast 'making of' video where Gilbert does his best impersonation of The Flash.

Implications - In response to technology overwhelming North Americans' lives, consumers are now looking for products with naturalistic designs. Corporations may satisfy this consumer demand by utilizing textiles with nature-inspired patterns.