Shoelace Stool by François Azambourg
From time to time the French Network R3iLab brings together young designers and French often traditional and family owned textile industries to develop new products which they show at Maison et Object. In 2012 through this network French designer and Société Choletaise de Fabrication worked together to create an amazing stool. It is delivered in a flat pack with a cardboard template which in flatform is wound by a composite strand of metallic wire and polyamide threads. When you unfold the cardboard frame and rewire it with the strand you have your stool form. By plugging the strand into a power source, the composite thread is heated through the wire causing the polyamide to solidify. The cardboard frame then can be removed to reveal a solid strand stool.