Subatomic Seating


The Illusive Stool takes inspiration from the strange world of quantum mechanics and the illusive nature of subatomic particles – specifically, the drawing of the structure formed by the atoms that shows electrons orbiting around the nucleus. The design is also an attempt at overcoming the archetypal form of a stool and an exploration into new possibilities using traditional materials and common manufacturing methods. A combination of basic geometric shapes, which form a unique but simple structure, gives the impression of frozen motion, like time has stopped! The different elements that form the structure of the stool create an optical illusion, evoking the observers imagination. It gives the impression of orbits, the globe or three intersecting sickles, depending on the viewing angle of the observer.

Designer: Lefteris Tsampikakis