February 23, 2024
Uncommon Furnishings Design: The Keystone Chair

Hints of Memphis, by design studio OS & OOS

This uncommon, Memphis-esque Keystone chair is by Oskar Peet and Sophie Mensen, a/okay/a design studio OS & OOS.

Uncommon Furnishings Design: The Keystone Chair

“The entire is bigger than the sum of its elements? The Keystone challenge started as an investigation into simply that, the place unfastened autonomous objects create steadiness, which is created via the underlying relationship of the separate parts.”

“These elements affiliate with the three fundamental parts of a Roman bridge (which for us serves as the perfect instance of when unfastened elements come collectively to create an entire); the spanners (parts which join the bridge to the floor and guarantee this foothold doesn’t slide or transfer), the basic constructing blocks, and the keystone (which when inserted completes the basic arch form).”

“Our abstracted and reassembled variations of those three parts result in the Keystone chair, a chair the place there are not any bodily connections. Solely its sheer weight is what holds the entire collectively.”

Although OS & OOS is now defunct (Peet and Mensen parted methods after eight years in enterprise), the Keystone chair is in manufacturing by Danish model Please Wait to be Seated.