Developed through collaboration with Pratt Institute, Fabric Images Inc. announced its newest business division and product launch, FI Outdoors. One solution created from the partnership was the innovative Rhizome Chair. This sling chair is the first in a series of tensioned fabric solutions for outdoor use that can be utilized as temporary shelter for outdoor living.
The chair evolved from a Fabric Images Inc. sponsored studio at Pratt Institute called T.E.N.T. (tensile ephemeral nomadic terrain). The purpose of the T.E.N.T. studio was to develop a deployable, lightweight structure that integrates with the manufacturing practices and materials utilized by Fabric Images Inc. to create fabric-based products. The chair is the first of several planned add-ons to complete the entire collection developed by Pratt students.