Responsive Furniture, a modular furniture range
Two graduates from Design Academy Eindhoven have created a series of original and authentic items of furniture called Responsive Furniture. Christian Hammer Juhl and Jade Chan were inspired by the need for change expressed by the Dutch population.
An ingenious and utilitarian furniture collection
Presented at the London Design Fair, this series of furniture features a coat stand, coffee table, sofa, chair and stool. Each item of furniture has been devised and designed to meet its user’s different needs.
The first item in the collection is a black coat stand with a navy base that can increase the number of its pegs. Another product in the range is a coffee table featuring a semi-spherical body with three spring-like legs with red bases. At its centre is a separate platform that raises to create additional storage space.
The three remaining items in the collection – the sofa, chair and stool – are made of rounded volumes of polyurethane foam and metal springs. They can be compressed to 10% of their original size allowing real space savings.
Furniture that interacts with our environment
During the collection’s design, the duo were inspired by children’s furniture and toys, which they consider to be more interactive and playful. “We aimed to look at everyday objects and give them a twist to allow them to adapt to everyday needs and behaviours,” stated the designers who head up the design studio Christian and Jade.
In addition to its modular, utilitarian dimension, this collection represents a singular aesthetic element.