Bayer teams with German artist to develop new concepts in furniture design
At the Beijing International Design Week, a new concept artwork “FlexiPolis”, jointly developed by Bayer MaterialScience (Beijing) Company Limited and well-known German artist Tobias Zaft, in the “function & emotion” section, was unveiled. FlexiPolis is a work of art for everyday life that proves everybody can build their own world the way they want it, thanks to a flexible and multi-functional plug-in system. Based on shapes and forms found in urban landscapes, FlexiPolis comes with a range of functions for daily use.
The creation embodies a respect for individuality, empowering people with the courage and confidence to change the status quo. FlexiPolis is made from Bayer’s Makrolon polycarbonate solid sheets, which are easy to fabricate. As said, the artist tried many different materials, but only Makrolon satisfied his strict requirements for accurate cutting, drilling, bending and splicing. “To meet the demands of the artist, we tested and evaluated our Makrolon sheet time after time, tweaking it to make it the best material for this work.
We also spent a long time trying out different ways to transform the material from a sheet into an artwork. The whole experience was exhilarating, with our professional product and attitude combining with Tobias’ crazy ideas. Everyone is learning every day. And it is amazing that our sheets can be turned into an artwork,” says Choong Soonheng, the Sales and Marketing Director of Bayer MaterialScience (Beijing) Company Limited. The Beijing International Design Week was held from September 26 to October 6.