The 5 Year Paper Supply Chair

The 5 Year Paper Supply Chair

Sarah Rae Smith
Jun 23, 2009

When we were younger, there was always this mysterious roll of paper that came out of the closet whenever we were bored. We later learned that Mom would buy the end rolls from the local newspaper for us to use, but if that hadn't been available, we might have thought this was the next best thing! Click through the jump for details and the statement this chair aimed to make...

Taken from the Charlotte Friis website, this chair was created to make the following statements and encourage consumers to buy eco friendly products:

"The chair encourage people to buy environmental friendly products, intended to make a comment on our use of paper, is shaped as a toilet-roll. As the paper is being used the size of the toilet-roll increases, such the small child sits on a small roll and the older child on a bigger roll! "

Although we're not too concerned with the statement our children's furniture is trying to make, we think it's simply a great space saving seat. We would have spent hours doodling with our little tongues hanging out slightly as we concentrated really hard while venting our imagination out onto the paper in front of us.

It holds 500 meters of paper and the more your child uses, the more the "seat" grows, thus allowing it to accommodate your child as they grow. If the paper is rotated twice a week, there is enough paper on the roll to last a full 5 years!

The designers also made a chair in the same style, but without the ecological pretenses. Although to us it looks like it would be taken over by the family cat for a nap in the sun or a somewhere for stray claws to go!

Neither is available for mass purchasing yet, although there are some great trade show photos floating around, so hopefully it's not too far off!

(via: thecoolhunter)
(Images: Charlotte Friis Design)

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