Contemporary Furniture: Challenging the Limits of Balance

By on October 6, 2013. Posted in .

For me, the project was all about exploring the limits of balance and not being scared off by failure in the process.”
– Paul Cocksedge in an interview with FastCo Design.

Below are 5 designs which test the limits limits of conventionality both in form and material:

Poised Table by Paul Cocksedge

Poised Table by Paul Cocksedge – photo from FastCo Design

In a recent interview with FastCo Design British designer Paul Cocksedge speaks about his inspirations and process in creating his Poised table – … A Half-Ton of Perfectly Balanced Steel. In agreement with the FastCo article, this table is “Pretty incredible.

 

 

Zero Chaise by Nolen Niu

Zero Chaise by Nolen Niu – image from www.touchofmodern.com

Zero Chaise Lounge by Nolen Niu – see more of his made in the US designs here: www.nolenniu.com

 

 

Zig Zag Chair by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld

Zig Zag Chair by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld – image from Cassina

Zig Zag Chair designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, originally drawn in 1938. Image courtesy of Cassina.

 

 

Planche Table by Marica McKeel, Studio MM, pllc

Planche Table by Marica McKeel

Planche Table, designed and built by Marica McKeel. See more here: Studio MM – Planche Table

 

 

3726 Lounge By Giovanni Pagnotta

3726 Lounge By Giovanni Pagnotta

3726 Lounge By Giovanni Pagnotta – image via designgush