Flexible furniture system

  • US 9,689,161 B2
  • Filed: 03/11/2016
  • Issued: 06/27/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/18/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An assembly of walls for partitioning an area of a room, the assembly comprising:

  • at least a first freestanding extensible wall and a second freestanding extensible wall, each one of said first and said second walls having a base, a top, oppositely directed surfaces extending between said base and said top, said base, top and surfaces defining a core, said core comprising a cellular structure having multiple voids extending from said base to said top upon movement of said oppositely directed surfaces away from each other, said base having a width of at least 10 centimeters and placed on a floor, and said core having a height of at least 1 meter, whereby opposite ends of said core may be moved apart to expand said cellular structure and extend the length of said core and to form at least a substantially straight freestanding wall configuration, whilst maintaining its vertical extent; and

    said first and said second walls are arranged in seriatim with an opposite end of said first wall adjacent to and in abutment with an opposite end of said second wall, and at least one fastener is positioned at said opposite end of said first wall and at said opposite end of said second wall to releasably secure said opposite ends to one another.

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