To create this stool, a designer followed Gaudi’s methodologies to determine shape.
To create this stool, a designer followed Gaudi’s methodologies to determine shape. The high design stool was designed by simulating hanging chains and letting gravity determine the shape. Made from a carbon fiber it weighs just one kilogram (2.2 pounds).
On his website, the designer Bram Geenen explains the thought process behind it:
The shape of the Gaudi Stool was created in the same way that Antoní Gaudi designed the structure of his churches, by making a model of hanging chains, so letting gravity determine the strongest and most logical shape for withstanding forces. The Gaudi-stool was part of the furnistructure project. In the Furnistructures project was researched how lightweight products can be designed. Lightness has a lot advantages, in the use of products and their impact on the environment. This has lead to a research into structural systems, as found in nature and architecture, and the possibilities of designing lightweight furniture using such systems.