Physics Meets Flatpack with Sarah Paculdo's Flat Chair Project

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Industrial Designer Sara Fisher Paculdo has an undergrad degree in physics; she probably needed it to figure this one out.

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It is shipped flatpack, of course; that is why it is here on TreeHugger, we love showing ingenious methods of getting 3D out of a complete sheet of 2D with efficient shipping and very little waste.

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The instructions look suitably intimidating and are probably printed on a Mobius Strip, and what is that bottle at the end?

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The whole thing is made of "fiberglass infused with water-activated resin (similar to casts and pipe repair kits)"- you spray it with water and it hardens into its final form.

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