Gitta Gschwendtner's Concrete Take on Consumerism

By: Vishal Bhardwaj - Published:   Updated: Jun 9 2011 • References: gittagschwendtner and dezeen
The Bag Stools created by designer Gitta Gschwendtner don't look comfortable by any means. Commissioned by Time Out Magazine and the Design Museum, Gschwendtner created these stools on the theme “Consume.” The stools are made of concrete and wood fiber, making them slightly environmentally-friendly, while their shape serves as the link to consumerism. The stools are currently on show at the Design Museum.

Implications - With the plain, white design, Gitta Gschwendter's Bag Stools truly look like the real thing. The folds of the bag at the side and minor puckering of the design adds a realistic look to them. The stools' realistic aesthetic makes the viewer wary of their true materials as well as take precautions before sitting on them.