A Chair Inspired by Architects' Floor Plans

By Jamie Condliffe on at

If you've ever spent any time staring at building floor plans, this piece of furniture will likely look familiar. That's because it's inspired by the way architects draw chairs in their plan-view drawings.

These chairs, called Satellite, are the brainchild of Richard Hutten. It's a simple, circular swivel chair supported by three solid steel legs, which feature an upholstered seat and back and a side table that orbits 180 degrees, making it work equally well for left- and right-handed sitters.

The chair was designed for Offecct at Stockholm 2015. Hutten explained to Dezeen where his inspiration came from:

"Architects always draw circles very fast to indicate where to position chairs on their floor plans. I thought that was a nice gesture, so I drew a circle and said that it should be the top view of the chair. To me the circle is the most elegant form, there are no bulky sides and it can go in all directions, which means it's never out of place."

You can see that design in full effect in the image below. The chair will be on show at the Stockholm Furniture Fair from 3rd to 7th February. There's currently no word on commercial availability or pricing. [Dezeen]

This Chair Is Inspired By the Way Architects Draw Floor Plans