Nendo Cabbage Chair

   The Cabbage Chair created by Japanese designer, Nendo, was designed from the XX1st Century Man exhibition curated by Issey Miyake, who asked the designers to make furniture out of the pleated paper, usually abandoned as an unwanted by-product.    With no internal structure, paper is instead wrapped into a cylinder and cut vertically halfway down one side so the layers can be peeled back one at a time. The primitive design responds gently to today’s fabrication and distribution costs and environmental concerns.     

The Cabbage Chair created by Japanese designer, Nendo, was designed from the XX1st Century Man exhibition curated by Issey Miyake, who asked the designers to make furniture out of the pleated paper, usually abandoned as an unwanted by-product.

With no internal structure, paper is instead wrapped into a cylinder and cut vertically halfway down one side so the layers can be peeled back one at a time. The primitive design responds gently to today’s fabrication and distribution costs and environmental concerns.