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Cut Chair by Peter Bristol’s provoking gravity illusion

The narrow field between Art and Design

It seems that nowadays chairs are fond of having fewer legs. A great example would be ‘The Cut Chair’ from Peter Bristol an amazing industrial designer. Peter pushes the boundaries even further with his Cut Chair… which has only one leg. It’s defies gravity or at least it appears that way with three of the four legs being cut off at various points.

Cut chair by Peter Bristol
‘Cut chair’ by Peter Bristol

When we first looked at it, we reckoned that it was a sculptural expression of art and not meant for actual use. It turns out we were wrong. The chair actually works. Yes, you can actually sit on this without worrying that you will look a fool when it falls and your alarmed face gets well acquainted with the floor.

Cut chair by Peter Bristol
‘Cut chair’ by Peter Bristol

Now like most things there is a trick to the chair that makes it stable even on only two solid legs and if you look through the photos you see how it’s done.

Cut chair by Peter Bristol
‘Cut chair’ by Peter Bristol
The Cut chair is for real use
The ‘Cut chair’ is for real use
See how it’s done.
See how it’s done.

Info: Peter Bristol


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