We love this design idea from German design group Ambivalenz. The Fläpps: Folding Chair doubles as an artwork, and a simple folding ‘picnic’ chair. The chair snaps out into a modern, streamlined version of a fold-out chair. Unfolded however, it transforms into a less than one-inch-thick artwork, designed to be hung on the wall and featured (or easily stacked into a small space).

klappstuhl flapps criss cross colorful geometric folding chair

The endless geometric patterning means it can be hung solely or in a group, so if you’re a minimalist, or live in a small space, you can host extra guests without the unnecessary clutter.


We love the bright designs, of which there is an array to choose from. But, they also come in Natural which made us think about painting our own chair ‘series’ (using any viable wood folding chair). They remind us of other hangable, foldable sculptural chairs.

This little video gives the gist of how this clever chair is made, if you want to run with the idea and  try fabricating one yourself. It’s all in the hinges…

The Ambivalenz collective LOVES designing foldable furniture with hinges. Check out all the clever hinged house hold items they’ve designed here.

To inquire about ordering The Flapps Folding Chair, click here.

Eleanor Findlay

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