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This Bent Plywood Stool Embodies an Avian Lightness

 - Sep 10, 2011
References: industrialdesignserved
When you sit down to rest, your awareness of the force of gravity broadens greatly, often leaving you feeling heavy and lethargic. To counteract this common corporeal experience, this Bent Plywood Stool by Kuo-Yu Chang attempts to model itself on the concept of weightlessness.

The designer took inspiration from several seating systems that had come before, but drew great influence from birds' physiques and the way that they can spread their wings and remain suspended in the air. With this in mind, a thin panel of processed timber was molded with upturned avian sides as if it too could glide through the sky. Narrow metal tubing supports the Bent Plywood Stool with little aesthetic interference, affording the feather-like perch an image akin to floating.