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Posted By Sarah Rich On August 24, 2005 @ 8:39 pm In Design,Green Furniture,Transforming Furniture | No Comments

Otto Chair

It seems a lot of contemporary designs take inspiration from the classic toys of our childhood; the Turn Your Head [1] pirolettes and the Lovetann [2] modular home are just a few we’ve covered recently. The Otto Chair undoubtedly falls into the “evolved kid-toy” category, with unusual, rounded shapes that fit into one another like the oversized 3-D wooden puzzles we used to play with. Industrial designer (and contributing voice of MocoLoco [3]) Greg Ball [4], developed the Otto Chair as a concept piece that functions as both furniture and sculpture. The chair is accompanied by an ottoman that fits inside the base of the chair for storage.

At Ball’s [4] site, you can see a 5-part cycle of development for the Otto chair, complete with images and brief descriptions of each phase of design. This is a nice overview that reminds us that even when the final product resembles a toy, the work required to arrive there is anything but child’s play.

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[1] Turn Your Head: http://www.inhabitat.com/entry_390.php

[2] Lovetann: http://www.inhabitat.com/entry_309.php

[3] MocoLoco: http://www.mocoloco.com

[4] Greg Ball: http://johngregball.com

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