For his second solo exhibition at Haunch of Venison London,Â British designer Thomas Heatherwick has produced a startling twist on conventional furniture design: a functional chair formed from a single profile rotated through 360 degrees. Aptly titled â€˜Spun â€™ it transforms the domestic seat into a beautifully rendered spinning top.
The appeal was to create a design using rotational symmetry while asking the simple question â€“ could a functional chair be formed from a single profile rotated through 360 degrees?
Functional? Maybe. Comfortable? Hmmm, the jury’s out on that one.
Heatherwick also designed the UK Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 which opened on Saturday.Â Â
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