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Deceptive Bar Stools

The Legless Bar Stool Features a Hidden Fourth Foot

— March 3, 2015 — Art & Design
At first glance, the Legless Bar Stool looks quite dangerous with its "missing" leg. However, designer Josh Carmody's stool is perfectly safe to sit on. The Melbourne, Australia-based creative has simply camouflaged the fourth foot of this stool. The design employs an arrow-shaped base to support the sitter and hide the fourth foot.

The result is a clever piece of furniture that would likely make any bar patron recount the number of drinks they've had. According to Carmody, the missing leg isn't just for looks. It serves as a functional subtraction, making the seat more comfortable. The Legless Bar Stool isn't the designer's first piece of furniture to employ this optical illusion. He actually created a smaller stool that served as the inspiration for this project.
Trend Themes
1. Optical Illusion Furniture - There is a growing trend in the furniture industry to incorporate optical illusions into designs, creating unique and visually captivating pieces.
2. Functional Subtraction - Designers are exploring the concept of removing certain elements from furniture to enhance functionality and comfort, as seen in the Legless Bar Stool.
3. Arrow-shaped Bases - The use of arrow-shaped bases in furniture design is becoming increasingly popular, providing both visual interest and structural support.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Design - Furniture designers can embrace the trend of optical illusions and functional subtraction to create innovative and attractive pieces for consumers.
2. Hospitality - The hospitality industry can incorporate unique furniture designs like the Legless Bar Stool with hidden elements to create memorable and visually appealing spaces for guests.
3. Interior Design - Interior designers can utilize furniture with arrow-shaped bases to add a touch of modernity and sophistication to their clients' spaces.
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