Spun Chair by Thomas Heatherwick
Spun Chair is a unique furniture design created by British designer Thomas Heatherwick. Shaped like a spinning top, the chair is made of spun steel and copper. You can easily change the direction you are facing by rotating the chair on its axis. The chair looks unstable but it’s actually is as stable as a normal chair. The design is very simple and can be used in both indoor and outdoor. This chair adds a fun factor to your living room interior. Take a look at the pictures below.
Photos: Peter Mallett
Following is some information by the designer, “Spun came out of research into the geometric simplification of a familiar object type. Could a completely rotationally symmetrical form make a comfortable chair? Developed through full size test pieces an ergonomic was established where seat, back and arms were all the same profile. The result is not immediately apparent as a chair and when upright looks more like a sculptural vessel. However, when lent on its side it forms a comfortable and functional chair that the sitter can rock from side to side in, or even spin round in a complete circle.
In October 2009 the studio produced a series of pieces using the craft of large scale metal spinning, traditionally used to make objects such as Timpani drums. The chairs are handmade by pressing sheets of metal against a rotating cast iron from using a paddle. Each chair is assembled from six metal spinning, welded together and polished to produce a single unified form with a leather trim inlaid into the weight bearing rim.”