Apis Stool by Alessandro Loschiavo

Apis is a stackable, three-legged stool designed by Alessandro Loschiavo, which will be shown in Milan from the 8th of April to the 16th of June 2010 at WhiteLabs (Via Tiraboschi 2, Milano).

Inspired by the world of bugs and their sophisticated morphologic synthesis, Apis is made entirely in recyclable aluminium, it is particularly light and easy to carry, though with no abandonment of a solid and stable structure. The triangular plate seat, bent down at the apex and base of the triangle, rests on a tube frame via small rubber dampers and allows one to sit freely on the two opposite sides. The stacking is ensured by rotating each stool a few degrees over the one below. Supplied in the two finishes of anodized aluminium or shiny black, it can also be ordered with the two-tone version of the seat that emphasizes the dynamic image typical of some insects.

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