This hip expanding chair was designed by Parisian designer Patrick Jouin for Belgian Materialise. If you push lightly down on the center handle of this chair, the piece will untwist into its functional form.
The chair was featured at the Salone del Mobile in Milan and was recently purchased for MoMA's NYC collection.
Implications - The once simple monotonous chair has now taken on various forms, showing its continuous evolution to the present. Designers have incorporated new inventive designs that provide unique functionality in addition to style. Cutting-edge styles such as the MGX Stool has set the future for flashy designs that will be more than just "pretty."