Once upon a time in Holland, two young Dutch designers found inspiration in something that was paper-thin yet bulging with creativity. The works of paper artists, like Richard Sweeney, who created something intricate yet strong from a single, flat piece of material. He thought sculptures; they thought chairs.
The concept for a 'one piece foldable designer chair' was born, and the first prototypes were cut from individual sheets of paper. The functional design was strong, but (if we are honest) the visuals left a little to be desired. A few hundred paper chairs later and those determined designers finally hit on winning model, albeit one that was just 8 cm high. The challenge they face next, however, would turn out to be their biggest yet - literally.
From paper to polypropylene, the single sheet of durable material from which the now "flux chair" prototypes were cut, turned out so big the designers were told that producing an individual chair for less than a fortune could never be done. So they raised the cash to engineer a state-of-the-art-injection mould, using the biggest moulding machine in the Netherlands. It's the size of two buses - told you it was big. That little obstacle taken care of, the first flux chairs were produced.
To be sure they really are as great as they're cracked up to be, every chair is checked and double-checked in the factory before they're flat-packed to be sent to lucky flux customers. Now, these award-winning designer chairs are busily living happily every after in homes and offices all over the world.