Darwin Chair by Stefan Sagmeister

Darwin Chair by Stefan Sagmeister

Sarah Rainwater
Jan 14, 2010

Celebrated graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister took a self-imposed year-long sabbatical in Bali last year where he turned his attention to furniture design. The result is the Darwin Chair with a seat cushion made from 230 sheets of paper, each with its own brightly colored pattern that can be ripped off to reveal a new pattern below.

HP has posted a video on its website in which Sagmeister discusses the development of the chair (the pages were printed using on an HP water-resistant banner paper for durability) and includes a fascinating peek into his design sketchbooks and at unused prototypes. The chair was specifically designed for use in Sagmeister's newly-renovated New York office, but given his stellar reputation we're guessing they will eventually be available to purchase.

Images: HP Video Stills

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