Ton Guglya's 'Stake Chair' is Inspired by Medieval Torture Device

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: May 4, 2009   Updated: Mar 30 2011 • References: &
How'd you like to sink into Ton Guglya's 'Stake Chair'? From afar, the stool looks like a medieval torture device--that's because it was inspired by one. Upon closer inspection, you'll see that the wooden pyramid is surrounded by a glass cube and a rounded seat top. Whew!

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