The incredible thing about Bidum is that it’s a basket, and it swings, shimmies, and shakes like some sort of cross between a Slinky and a giant Koosh Ball. The more incredible thing is that it’s a basket, and we’re actually excited about it.
Once you see the videos, though, you’ll get what all the fuss is about. Watch:
Industrial designer Laetitia Florin produced Bidum for her graduate thesis at the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne, in Switzerland. She got it to bounce by sheathing cotton over thin spring-steel strips.
What you actually do with the basket is up to you. Per Florin: “You can put all sorts of things in it ‘ laundry, blankets, kids’ toys, even plants ” but I?m not interested in the contents. People can decide for themselves how to use it. I wanted to make something personal, without having to respond to a client or the needs of society.?