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Back in the studio, more triangles: This is actually a mini prototype for another beanbag chair like the striped version earlier in this story, but in a new fabric developed by Nobel’s former students in the textile department at Stockholm’s Academy of Arts. It’s an acoustical insulator for use in engines, but the students — whose company, Y2K, seeks out ways to find mainstream uses for industrial textiles — discovered that it could be quite easily produced in various metallic colors. “It turned out to be too expensive to use in this way,” Nobel says. “It would be interesting to work with it, but we need to find a big commission for it.”