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The Porcupine by Caterina Tiazzoldi and Eduardo Benamore Duarte

 - Nov 2, 2009   Updated: Aug 15 2011
References: digitalprimitive.blogspot & designspotter
The Porcupine by Caterina Tiazzoldi and Eduardo Benamor Duarte is an adaptable felt and fiber glass chair or couch. Produced by Portugese manufacturer Politrofa Pastofa. It is an experimental design that is meant to explore the connection between advanced high-tech design techniques and the ability to create architecturally interesting and functional furniture.

For now the Porcupine comes only in grey. It looks both sculptural and strangely comfortable (especially if you are lying down).

Implications - Corporations are producing goods with much more complicated designs because they're trying to satiate consumer desire for exclusive items. Consumers require that their wares be one-of-a-kind because they're paying excessive amounts of money for it, so they expect their goods to have equally high intrinsic value.