This Leg Rest Stool Explores Formal and Functional Limits

 - Oct 31, 2011
References: industrialdesignserved
Using recycled materials to develop something entirely new is an admirable undertaking; however, it is then often difficult to produce a product with its own strength of identity. This Leg Rest Stool was designed by Ruben Constanco in a way that involved the artistic manipulation of the piece's primary components to let it grown beyond its building blocks.

Old sheets of MDF and cork make up this unusual-looking footrest, sculpted into expressive forms in the way that only such inflexible materials can be. Neither could be molded or folded, so the creator gave them shape through the precise cutting of sinuous outlines. To make the profile of the overall piece more pronounced, 25 sandwiched panels were given the exact same silhouette and arranged in a series to compose the Leg Rest Stool.