Monday, Nov. 18, 2002

Foam Chairs

Inventor: Lawrence and Sharon Tarantino, Tarantino Furniture

No one ever bothers to reinvent the wheel, but chairs are another matter. Take the new EVA DVA Child Chairs, for example. Made of the same soft, nontoxic foam used in athletic mats, they come in vibrant colors and can be stacked like oversize blocks to create free-form sculptures or geometric room partitions. Available in 12 color combinations, including orange-red, green-blue and yellow-gray, the chairs are designed for children ages 3 to 6 but are supposed to be sturdy enough to hold adults weighing as much as 300 lbs. That might be a tight squeeze.

Availability: Now, $80 a chair
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