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It's an environmentalist's dream. The ultimate folding chair emerges from the simplicity of a drawing and the sustainability of bamboo and recycled PET from the sketch pad of French designer Christian Desile. When the chair is closed, it's pancake flat, taking up less room for shipping or storage (100 bamboo chairs=2 linear meters). A self-learner, Christian figured out how to cut a single chair from a 20-mm slice of board. Open, it's a sturdy seat for extra guests. Closed, it can be hung on the wall, providing graphic interest to a space. At its launch at the 2009 Maison&Objet show in Paris, Desile—produced by Belgium Vange—won the "Coup de Coeur" award by the press and was selected as the "Découverte Now" by a specialist jury.