MUT design sculptural chair inspired by gym equipment
Even if you're not a exercise fanatic, we've found the right workout for you: enter the conceptual Roll chair by MUT Design, launched this year at Salone del Mobile in Milan.
The Spanish design studio was founded in 2010 by a multidisciplinary team who values the principle of emotive design and seeks to redefine everyday objects. That's exactly what they've done with this piece, pulling inspiration from leg press machines found at the gym and flipping the equipment's original function to invite users to pause and rest rather than to get moving. The resulting chairs are so lightweight that "they don't seem to be there," according to the studio, yet at the same time their visual presence is striking.
The unclear function at first glance is intentional, with the design approach using an industrial take on the trompe l'oeil art technique, meaning "trick of the eye." The lightweight nature and simple shapes that create the chair make it the perfect piece for any interior, capable of adding a subtle sculptural feel to any design while also providing a surprisingly comfortable experience to anyone who ventures past the first view and takes a seat. Not to mention, the piece comes available in a variety of different finishes to complement any space ― no surprise here, we've got our eye on the leather options.
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