If you recognize Sebastian Jansson’s name, he is the designer behind the beautiful Habitus stool that we featured and posted about on Deconstruction. He is exhibiting at Salone, and one of the new pieces he has is called the Mec Stool. Personally, I think that the photographs are stunning.
This stool is the result of research for a project developed at an International Summer Workshop held at the Domaine de Boisbuchet in collaboration with the Vitra Design Museum. The workshop was conducted by Stephen Burks, one of the leading lights of American design. The brief? To provide support based on various frequently adopted natural postures and objectify the concept as a mechanical extension of the human body. The Mec stool takes into account sit-to-stand movement and postural variations leading the body to lose balance at a certain point. The outcome? A highly personal though simple and rigid plywood structure, with a playful look.
Text by Georgina Oliver and photos by Alfredo Salazar.