Let’s say you wanted each of the following:
- A chair
- A couch
- A booth at a restaurant
- A snake
- A monochromatic peacock
- An accordian
- A Slinky
Instead of buying each item separately, you could just buy one item and check off this entire list.
So, what is this awesome invention that’s blowing up the internet? It’s this thing called the Flexible Love Expanding Chair.
Like an accordion or a Slinky, this chair can expand and compress to whatever size suits your needs. For instance, let’s say you’re having a party or hosting a dinner and you don’t have chairs to seat everyone. Well, according to the promotional video, the larger chair can expand to seat 16 people comfortably. In fact, it can hold up to four gorillas, or about 4,000 pounds.
This chair is designed in a paper honeycomb structure, which is widely used in construction as building material. It weighs under 30 kilograms (about 66 pounds) and even though it’s essentially recycled cardboard, it is built to last.
Okay, so this all sounds great, but our only question is: Is it comfortable? As far as we can tell, it’s probably more comfortable than a backless chair, since the expandable chair has a back to it. Also, from the pictures it doesn’t look like the softest chair, but apparently humidity does help soften it, according to the official website.
Also, Flexible Love says that with use, the “edges of the paper gently soften and crush,” which will create some really cool shapes in the chair. But this pattern won’t affect the support for the seating.
To keep this chair lasting a long time, users are supposed to regularly clean it with a vacuum and a dry cloth. Also, you’re supposed to have lots of fun with it and fold it back up regularly so that the chair gets used to expanding.
To learn more, check out this video!