Series 3. Eco Icon No.12

The ‘Cliclounger‘ by Alexander Pelikan


The CLICLOUNGER was conceived by designer Alexander Pelikan in 2004 when he was researching modernist furniture with its cornerstones being: multiplicity (industrial reproduction), clarity of use and function, absence of decoration and honesty of material. Modernist furniture is exemplified in the crate-furniture of Rietveld which were the first self assembly pieces.

Alexander Pelikan has developed a unique unit of furniture that uses no nuts, bolts or nails to keep it intact. Named ‘Click Furniture’. This modern seating unit presents a simple and elemental design based on interlocking flat packed pieces.

The ‘Cliclounger’ is not just  innovative , it also requires creative thinking on part of the users to assemble the furniture, and is  finished with sustainable material. Pelikan used TRESPA, an HPL material which is very dense and strong with a durable top-layer, developed for Ahrend and now mainly used for facades of buildings.

Peliker has a very visionary approach to furniture manufacturing . According to him” the future could be fully digital furniture where the customer only buys the file needed for manufacture, steps to the closest milling facility and lets his piece be produced locally on the spot”. In this way ‘immaterialized’ product would cut down a lot on transport- and material costs, and would be very environmentally-conscious and above all it would broaden the freedom of design…

Visonary approach…directional design…..sustainable and sincere……ticking all the boxes for eco-icon status…

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