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    A playful take on the iconic armchair, Playne starts as a flat sheet of fabric, then stretches into a comfortable seat when leaned against.
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Playne
playful public
seating
Turning the iconic shape of an armchair into playful public seating, Playne starts as a flat sheet of fabric, then stretches into a comfortable seat when leaned against.The fact that it is a mere 1.5" deep when not being used means Playne is unobtrusive in high traffic public places such as malls and airport terminals. 

This project emerged from a week-long collaboration between students from Philadelphia and the UK. Our goal was to design a sense of play into furniture.
Using the internet to collaborate, our team continued to develop and test prototypes at our respective universities.