Assembling your own furniture, after you have brought it home from the showroom, is a nightmare for many people.
So, what if flat-pack furniture was smart enough to assemble itself?
Belgian designer and engineer Carl de Smet is experimenting with a kind of smart foam technology, which he believes could do just that.
Once heated to a set temperature, the material he works with, shape memory polyurethane (SMPU), will expand to a given design.
Currently working with scaled-down models, de Smet is close to building the technology to achieve the effect with full-size furniture.
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