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 ?Spun? 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 ? could a functional chair be formed from a single profile rotated through 360 degrees?
Spun displays Heatherwick?s flair for challenging rules teasingly playing with the notion of a static piece of sculpture becoming a playful piece of design. When upright Spun is a sculptural vessel and it is only when lent on its side that the playful possibilities of its form come to light. Spun allows the sitter to swivel in a circular rocking motion, including being able to rotate in a complete circle.