In Milan, I wanted to keep an eye out for any furniture pieces that included legs that gave an anthropomorphic feel to the design and gave it some sort of personality.
Legs pointed in the middle in this bathroom piece makes it look like a timid animal with inward facing legs.
Basten Leijh's legs and tilted head gave these lamps a personality. The different length in legs and stance of the lamps give them a life-like personality.
After speaking to the lady at the stand, I discovered these legs were inspired by spiders legs. I liked the front too legs animalistic stance utilizing additional material and folded piece to look as if the spider is ready to pounce. In my current sketchwork I have moved the front legs further back so that the seated material mimics where the cows head would be.
I like use of bending to create a stance and almost a freeze frame of movement. I am thinking of experimenting with steam bending or using dove tails to create a bend in the wooden lathed legs.
Bending the top piece gives the impression that the object is looking in a certain direction as can be seen in this silhouette of the lamp. The lamp seems to be looking down and addressing the chair. This tactic I may use for the cow to down at her half in a nuturing manner, or the calf to look up at it’s mother in a playful manner.
Once again, tilting the frame or the legs in a certain direction can give the impression of stance, direction and personality. This wooden chair is on a slight angle upwards with the front legs more prominent giving the impression it is leaning forward slightly.
These legs are a fantastic use of material utilizing two pieces to make three legs. By bending the metal around the structural leg that is attached to the chair, it has created a strong triangular shape for the chair to rest on. The flat bases made my think it was two palms on the floor in a push up position as the bending makes the legs look strained.
I loved this one leg off the ground while the rest remain on the floor. I had a similar idea with one of my first ideas as a stool only needs to rest on three legs so the fourth leg can be in the air. The bend in the leg gives the impression of a knee indicating an animalistic and anthromorphic feel.
The ballet table from Nendo is so subtle you could almost miss it. The clever cut out gives the personification of a ballerina without having to add additional pieces on nor jepordise the strength of the table.
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