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Inspirations The Thai triangle cushion or "mŏn kwan" which literally means axe pillow are commonly found throughout Thailand - and are becoming increasingly popular in the UK where they are used as very flexible pieces of furniture - ideal for modern living.

Traditionally, life in a Thai house was lived on the floor. Raised seating was reserved for royalty and monks. To make life on the floor more comfortable, the Thais ingeniously invented a seat that is functionally perfect while aesthetically pleasing — the triangular cushion, or mŏn kwan. Today this cushion is used both on the floor and in bed. Ideal would be finding a way to mix tradition and new technologies to develop a soft and easy pillow to get the same comfort with less effort and maintenance.

Mŏn Fohm (foam pillow)

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Material A Z O T E: high per formance polyolefin foams AZOTE foams are probably the most widely used closed cell foams in the sports and leisure industry. Their superior properties and performance characteristics make AZOTE foams the natural choice for many different and varied applications, from swimming aids to sports orthotics; back packs to body protectors; cricket pads to camping mats and helmet liners to handlebar pads. Wide colour choice AZOTE foams come in a wide variety of vibrant colours making them the ideal material for applications where aesthetic appeal is important. Easy to use Because they are expanded in a free environment without the use of moulds, AZOTE foams are relatively stress-free making them easy to fabricate.

Here some properties of the chosen material. For more product specification please refer to: www.zotefoams.com

• PURE • NON CORROSIVE • CONSISTENT • LOW WEIGHT • HIGH STRENGTH AND DURABILITY • GOOD AESTHETICS • WATER AND CHEMICAL RESISTANT • CONDUCTIVE • FLAME RETARDANT • INSULATIVE • BUOYANT • EASY TO PROCESS AND MANIPULATE • ENERGY ABSORBING

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Concept The idea is to produce 60x60x03 mats cut in a specific way to allow them to be joined together.

Thanks to the specific material they are really flexible but still firm and soft, wich makes these mats very confortable in any way we decide to use them.

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Concept They come in a wide variety of colors and can be covered with a thin layer of silky polyester fibre printed with any kind of design.

When not in use they can be piled up and take as ittle as 60x60x18cm

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Misures

0.3cm

60.0cm 0.3cm 10.0cm

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Scenarios

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