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Furniture: Nendo’s Float stool for Moroso

Japanese design studio Nendo has created two new products for Italian furniture brand Moroso – including a stool that looks like it has missing supports.

Furniture: Nendo's Float stool for Moroso

The studio, run by designer Oki Sato, designed Float to look like an archetypal stool but with a seat that is supported by just two of its four legs.

Furniture: Nendo's Float stool for Moroso

Although it looks like it has missing pieces, the seat actually rests on a cantilevered structure that allows it to flex when sat on.

Furniture: Nendo's Float stool for Moroso

The frame is made from powder-coated steel piping, with a plywood seat that features an oval hole in the centre, creating a grip for the user to move the stool.

Furniture: Nendo's Float stool for Moroso

“Two of the four legs have been cut off from under the seating surface, hence creating a visual effect where the seat looks like it it simply floating in the air,” said a statement from Nendo.

Furniture: Nendo's Float stool for Moroso

“By utilising the structure of the cantilever that only supports the back legs, a cushiony feel has been given with the intent to provide a varied comfortable seating experience.”

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