Actually Julia’s post about Thomas Heatherwick’s Spun Chair made me remember I had a post in the works about this Then Now Show of The Aram Gallery.
Spun is a fun chair by Thomas Heatherwick manufactured by Magis using rotational plastic moulding and first presented in Milan during the design week last year. Not being immediately recognized as a chair, it even looks like it could be a sculptural vessel, but when lent on the side, Spun allows for a comfortable sitting experience all the while letting the user rock or even spin around in circles. Not only is it fun, but seems to be a good work out too!
Extrusion Bench by Thomas Heatherwick
Billet 1 Extrusion 5 bench, 2009
Extruded aluminium. 76 x 192 x 47 cm (29 7/8 x 75 1/2 x 18 1/2 in) Produced by Heatherwick Studio, UK. Underside incised with â€˜Thomas Heatherwick/Billet 1 “ Extrusion 5/September 2009″.
SOLD AT £37,250
Thomas Heatherwick, known from his extruded benches has been awarded the London Design Medal 2010 at the occasion of London Design Festival 2010. It’s
given to a designer who has made a significant contribution to design and London having achieved international acclaim for their work. This year, Thomas Heatherwick has been awarded the Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to design.
The bench was a contender for the 2010 Brit Insurance Award as well.