Designed by Hsuan Ting Huang and Tsung Ying Hsieh, the bloom chair lets users create their own furniture that personalized for their needs. The project was made in response to a DIY society to give users knowledge of the manufacturing process.
To create the chair, users can download the modular design of the furniture and cut and assemble it. The Bloom chair uses scrap pieces of leather for the cushions, which promotes sustainability and low-waste. “The elasticity, flexibility, and durability of the leather enables it to carry the weight of the human body while being able to be shaped freely. Breakthroughs in leather-testing eliminates processing and leftover materials, allowing free disassembly of each part to minimize unnecessary part wastage,” designers continued. Users are able to distribute, study, and modify the modular units to promote collaboration and self-expression.