Thomas Heatherwick has produced a startling twist on conventional furniture design with the Spun Chair. Made from a single profile rotated through 360 degrees the aptly named 'Spun' transforms the domestic seat into a beautifully rendered spinning top.
When upright Spun is a sculptural vessel and it is only when it is lent on its side that the full possibilities of its form come to light. Spun allows its user to swivel in a circular rocking motion, including being able to rotate in a complete circle. It was launched in 2010.
There have been many attempts to make an ABC furniture. This one seems to be the longest and the most successful. A project started in 1999 as sketches and paper prototypes has really got into full swing only in 2009 and finally was presented in 2010 on a June 100x Summer Design. Original red color was changed to black and yet the projected is not completed and is still on the run. It's a design project by Roeland Otten.
TheItsy Bitsy from Aarevalo is an MDF rocking chair available in a number of colour-ways. This is a perfect way to put a little fun in to your break out spaces. Designed by Melvin Ong and available from a range of stockists.
I am loving the Darwin Chair by Stefan Sagmeister. It utilizes a free swinging structure that includes about 200 sheets of attached prints. As the top sheet gets dirty or tired, the user can simply rip it off thereby transforming the chair’s appearance (and the remaining perforation eventually forms a comfortable head rest). All sheets are printed with intricate patterns abstracting the creation of the universe, making their way through the creation of the world, the beginning of plant, animal and human life, all the way to the digital revolution.
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This is the original Archie’s Island Adirondack Chair. The circular back has a modern, Art Deco flair. It looks good. The Round Back Adirondack Chair is made of a Malaysian mahogany and and is finished with semi-gloss latex paint. Lovely.
Chair fanatics can put your love to the test with this rather cooliPhone app – Design Icon: Chairs. Displaying silhouettes of famous chairs from the 19th-21st century with multiple choice selection, there’s plenty of design appreciation and education for your 59p.