Sella Stool Designer by:Achille Castiglinoi
It's really a very simple creation consisting of a black racing bike seat on a pink steel column and (get this) a rocking base.
I totally understand that in many ways furniture design is an art form and practical usability isn't always a top priority, but if you're going to call something a stool there's at least a slight implication that it could be sat on, if you were so inclined. Oh well, it does look nice!
Panton Chair design by Verner panton
It was the very first fully plastic chair made from a single section,and it is integrated. Since its market launch, the Panton Chair has undergone several production phases.
The chair offers great seating comfort thanks to the cantilever base, together with its shape - designed to do justice to the human body - and flexible materials.
S-chair designed by Tom Dixon
The importance of integrating form and material is paramount to dixon and is showcased in the wicker and marsh straw versions of the s-chair. other options include graphic black/white spotted pony leather as well as an array of cappellini fabrics. the s-chair also features a dark lacquered metal frame.
Sacco designed by piero gatti,cesare paolini & franco teodoro
the sacco was the first mass production 'beanbag' chair - filled with highly resistant expanded polystyrene pellets. the sacco is still in production by zanotta and, unlike the many imitators, is still a quality product produced in a number of colorful fabrics & leather. An interesting feature of the sacco often overlooked by imitators is a functional 'headrest' area, where dislodged pellets congregate to support the head when the chair is occupied. an icon of twentieth century design.
Marshmallow Sofa designed by George Nelson
Its unique form makes it one of the few truly unconventional sofas in design history. The basic version consists of 18 individual round cushions mounted on transverse braces in the seat and back. A connecting element makes it possible to join individual sofas together, extending the length as desired.
This most-recent version from Barcelona Design is made of a durable spin-moulded polyurethane for outdoor use, with a choice of colours from the famous red through to monochrome black and white.
functional:(a) designed to be practical and useful rather than attractive
dislodge:(v)to remove something or someone, especially by force, from a fixed position
detach:(v) to separate or remove something from something else that it is connected to