Upon first glance, the Meme Stool could easily be mistaken for a set of dumbbells. The steel surface and mirrored ends, which bulge out from a slim midsection like an hourglass, all lend itself to such a weighty aesthetic. Nevertheless, the Meme Stool is no dumbbell. Instead, it is a sleek and stylish seat that any contemporary soul would want to get their hands on.
Designed by Streng, a New York- and Chicago-based studio founded by brothers Daniel and Chris Streng, the Meme Stool gives the illusion of heaviness, but in reality it is very lightweight. Crafted out of thin aluminum sheets, which were handmade using a metal-turning process, the Meme Stool has interlocking top and bottom components. They can be stacked or grouped for sculptural purposes if that is desired.
The Meme Stool by Streng Looks Heavy but is Lightweight
1. Lightweight Seating - The Meme Stool demonstrates a trend towards lightweight seating options that challenge traditional perceptions.
2. Illusionary Design - The use of materials and visual aesthetics in the Meme Stool highlights the trend of creating products that deceive perceptions.
3. Sculptural Furniture - The Meme Stool showcases the trend of incorporating sculptural elements into functional furniture pieces.
1. Furniture Manufacturing - There is an opportunity for furniture manufacturers to explore and create lightweight seating options that challenge conventional design.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can incorporate illusionary design elements like the Meme Stool to create visually striking spaces.
3. Home Decor Retail - Home decor retailers can embrace the trend of sculptural furniture pieces like the Meme Stool to offer unique and captivating products to consumers.