The "Junge Karriere" the "monthly magazine of the Handelsblatt" reported in several specials about different professions. When the special was about mathematicians they interviewed me to underline the variety of this professions outline. Here is an extract:
"What stands fixed is trivial. A bed for example. The whole world takes the four vertical legs as a necessary condition for a stable sleep without to question that. " I search for things, that are true, but not obvious" says however Max Longin. And as he prefers to hover over to lie fixed, he designed a suspended sleeping furniture with a floating frame...
Sometimes it only seems that something is immanent, but in fact it is only accomodativeness, tradition or lack of fantasy - as with the verticality of a beds leg."
Max Longin is a German mathematician living and working in northern Denmark. He designed the float bed in 2004 and the stream chair in 2006. A blow-by-blow presentation of his products can be found on his website at www.max-longin.com. Feel free to contact him.