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This Furniture Folds up Like Origami

Adele Peters

This flatpack furniture goes beyond what you'd find in the aisles of IKEA. Chairs and tables from Berlin-based Ying Zhang and Ida Thonsgaard can be folded completely flat, and then snapped together easily with a set of embedded magnets and a few origami-inspired folds. It's lightweight, and like other flatpack furniture, the pieces take up so little space in shipping that they help save significant energy.

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