The Insect Chair

 - May 2, 2008   Updated: Mar 31 2011
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As the name implies, the insect chair by Italian designer Gianpaolo Tucci takes its inspiration from the world of insects.

This modern lounge chair's contours and dynamic flowing form mirror the anatomy of insects.

When you exert pressure on the back of the chair, the legs dynamically open themselves, offering you a relaxing and comfortable seat.

Implications - Artists and designers often look to the animal kingdom for inspiration, as these little critter provide a familiar aesthetic that has proven its structural strength. The Insect Chair is a perfect example, as designer Gianpaolo Tucci takes something that (though often negatively perceived) is familiar to the average consumer and adapts it to something beautiful and functional.