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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Industry Gallery introduces FLEXIBLELOVE to the United States -- Accordion-like Seating That Can Be Manipulated into Different Shapes

INDUSTRY GALLERY INTRODUCES FLEXIBLELOVE™ - ACCORDION-LIKE SEATING THAT CAN BE EXPANDED, CONTRACTED & MANIPULATED INTO DIFFERENT SHAPES - MADE FROM RECYCLED PAPER & WOOD

Industry Gallery presents FlexibleLove, opening Saturday, May 14, 2011, 6-8PM and running through July 2, 2011.  The exhibition features FlexibleLove™ furniture, a collection of seating incorporating an accordion-like, honeycomb structure, made mostly from widely-available recycled paper and wood waste, that allows the works to be easily manipulated into different shapes.  With a simple pull at either end, this durable seating can be extended to accommodate up to 20 people, manipulated in "ess" shapes, circles and irregular forms, and contracted into a single chair for easy storage.  FlexibleLove™, manufactured by Pinzaan Company Limited in Taiwan, was first developed in 2005 by Taiwanese designer furniture Chishen Shiu while a student at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology.  It is now available in the United States exclusively through Industry Gallery.

"FlexibleLove weds the recycling of mundane materials with intelligent engineering and a brilliant idea to yield a WOW piece of fun design," said Industry Gallery owner Craig Appelbaum. "Once you've seen and tried FlexibleLove, you will never ever look at a chair in the same way."

Industry Gallery (www.industrygallerydc.com), based in the Atlas/H Street Arts District of Washington, DC, specializes in 21st century design. The gallery is open Thursday - Sunday, 11AM - 5PM, and by appointment.

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