Free Trend Report Free 2018 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.

Keynotes.org Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

Bowling Chair Appears to Have Been Inversely Extruded Into an Intriguing Form

 - Feb 21, 2013
References: davidokum
In designing the Bowling Chair, David Okum was less interested in how the object would be seen from the front, rather striving to sculpt a form that would be fascinating from the rear -- the angle at which seats are more often observed. The result is a product that is fascinating from every side and embodies a slight optical illusion as your eyes work to discern the way in which it was molded.

A single piece of plastic forms the backrest, the armrests and the seat of the Bowling Chair, achieved by creating a sort of loop with the material and folding its thinner top band by nearly 90 degrees. The abstract shape created is emphasized by a two-tone color treatment and the open form enables unlimited numbers of the chair to be nested together for easy storage.