The CENTIPEDE consists of linked oval tubes that can assume many different shapes. A centipede that can be moved about in an office landscape, in a bank, at an exhibition, in a hotel lobby - anywhere, in fact, where a screen is needed. One minute it is a rolled-up cylinder that can be taken under your arm on a bus; the next, it is a long undulating partition wall.
The original idea was to create a blind with oval wooden slats, but sometimes it is better to turn an idea on its head. And that's in fact what happened: the blind was turned on its side and then wooden slats were replaced by oval cardboard tubes. Cardboard is an honest, enviromentally friendly material which should be allowed to stand up for itself. Thus the design interest is not in the slats themselves - but rather in the design of the top and base fittings. Thiis is the detail that makes the product stand out and gives the cardboard an extra dimension. A designer has been at work.
The project was supported by the Dansh Central Bank's Jubilee Fund of 1968.