This chair was very instrumental in the development of Preserve Industries. It was designed in 2005 for a student competition to design a chair out of cardboard. Being interested in small space, and space maximization, Marc Couillais, Preserve founder, decided to create a chair that could serve many purposes. This project established the relationship between small space living and adaptive reuse, 2 important ideas that Preserve Industries was founded on.
The chair is made completely of post-consumer cardboard. It starts off as a couch, but can be easily reconstructed to form a table with 4 chairs. After dinner, it can once again be rearranged to form a full size bed. It is an experiment is material reuse, object function reuse, as well as spacial reuse, how can one space serve many purposes. This project preceded and greatly inspired the 25 E. Delaware Place project.