Dutch designer Bram Geenen, an alumni of the industrial design faculty of Eindhoven Technical University was inspired by Gaudi for this design. Hence he coined the chair Gaudi Chair, but I do believe that is a misnomer: Gaudi’s style is much more Art Nouveau inspired than this stool.
However, it was the way Gaudi designed his architectural constructions that was Bram’s main inspiration: By making a model of hanging chains, gravity determined for Gaudi the strongest and most logical shape to withstand forces. Then he would turn the outcome upside down to create his structures and if you look at this photo you will see a cathedral like substructure of the stool.
The Stool and chair consist of a beautiful substructure of rapid prototyped polyamide which is covered by a very thin and light layer of carbon composite material.
For the chair Bram will use computer simulation to see if the computer agrees to what he applied intuitively for the stool design.
I do like the form and style tremendously, but hate to point out that the footprint of the stool is so wide it will stand in the way…but maybe it will be stackable…
Notwithstanding the wrong name, I do believe it will become an iconic design.
Via Crib Candy and Contemporist