Foomy

Chairs, Stools, Objects & Sculptures.

Year 2002-2005
Location Munich, Germany
Client Money for Milan
Material PE & EVA Foam

I was a bit tired of packing, unpacking and repacking heavy exhibition pieces. I wished they were made of a different material so that I could just throw them onto a truck and later upon opening the truck they would jump out ready for display. Looking at the sole of my sports shoe, I came up with the idea of using Polyethylene foam as the main material. My aim was to create a chair which was both easy to handle and comfortable, and which radiated an optimistic aura into the spaces where it was exhibited. A mix between a toy, a sculpture and a functional object. The material has excellent properties such as lightness, which allows it to float, softness, a wide color range, its unbreakable and, as there are no hard edges, it cannot hurt anyone. It is flexible, it can bend and stretch, yet it always returns back to its original shape.

© Markus Benesch Creates.

Foomy Production

Foomy Chair

PE & EVA Foam, 40x75x73cm.

Totem of Y-Chairs

Rosso Verona

PE & EVA Foam.

Y-Chair & Bench

Chair B/W

Foomy Family

Foomy Production

Foomy Production

Foomy Production

Foomy Production

Galleria InterNos

Milano, 2005.

Galleria InterNos

Milano, 2005.

Galleria InterNos

Milano, 2005.

Foomy Hex

From the Scratch

Prototype

Cardboard.

Prototype

Styrofoam.

Foomy Chair black&white

PE & EVA Foam, 40x75x73cm.

Foomy Chair

PE & EVA Foam, 40x75x73cm.

From the Scratch