Noumenon is a company looking to make furniture assembly a thing of the past. Their flat pack furniture is a squished square of polymer that they've formulated to have a shape memory. When heated, the square expands into a chair. In addition to eliminating assembly time, they've also gotten rid of packaging.
In other news, Claire Danes buys in the West Village, and Horchow launches a line for a younger, hipper audience. See the headlines after the jump.
• Self-Assembling Furniture That Could Make Ikea Obsolete | Co.Design
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