Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design student Márton Hegyesi took part in a school project with the Hungarian Furniture Association and other wood and furniture companies that involved creating a design to be launched on their open source design initiative, Download Design. This year’s theme was ‘Kid’, which included learning, storing, and relaxing furniture pieces for 6-12 year olds. Every year, Download Design then releases the collection of students’ work that can be downloaded as open source designs you can build at home. Hegyesi’s project, Frizi, is a cool children’s chaise lounge made from plywood and polyfoam, materials that are both cheap and easily accessible.
The goal with open source design projects is that they don’t cost much money, supplies are not hard to find, and that they can be made by a skilled person or even at home via the free downloadable instructions. Hegyesi decided upon polyfoam, as it’s a durable material that withstands the abuse of children and it’s a more affordable alternative to upholstery. Each component in the chaise can easily be removed and cleaned and put back together with little effort. Its compact size is perfect for children to be comfortable without taking over an area in your home. Plus, it’s pretty cool to look at, right?
For more information, contact Márton Hegyesi at [email protected]