The Darwin chair utilizes a free swinging structure that includes about 200 sheets of attached prints. As the top sheet gets dirty the user simply rips it off thereby transforming the chairs appearance. All sheets are printed with intricate patterns abstracting the creation of the universe, making their way through the creation of the world, the beginning of plant, animal and human life all the way to the digital revolution. As more and more sheets are torn off, the perforation forms a comfortable head rest.
Because of the high manufacturing costs, ultimately, only 2 prototypes were produced: One is in the museum in Breda, Holland, the other in the Philadephia Museum of Art.