Dutch designer Dirk Vander Kooij presented his ‘endless’ chair at DMY berlin 2011, where it won the DMY award alongside.
Dirk’s ‘endless’ chair first started out as his graduation project from the Design Academy Eindhoven, and has now been further developed. ‘endless’ sees the production of furniture via a giant robot. Small bits of recycled refrigerators are poured into the top of the robot arm and melted. This liquid material is then extruded from a moving arm which draws the plastic material into an endless line which is layered to form a chair or table. This method of production allows one to emphasize gradients of colors and the structure of the furniture piece, and is complete in approximately three hours.