Architects Fashion Architecture Taste have produced a stool with a seat in the form of a bust of Hercules cast in foam rubber.
The stool was commissioned for From Now to Eternity, an exploration of designers' use of plastic that opened in London last week.
Here's an explanation from FAT:
'Soft Hercules' is a stool cast from foam rubber – the soft squishy stuff that is usually used to make stress balls.
The bust of Hercules, usually something solid both in its material and the culture it represents becomes unexpectedly soft, deforming a recognizable object into stranger shapes when it is sat on. It uses the plasticity of rubber to suggest a more uncertain and doubtful state.
- Ear Sofa by St Ely for Lerival
- MyShell256 by Sharon Golan
- NetJets 7X fleet by Norman Foster
- Chair 3/4 by Sandro Lominashvili looks l…ike an optical illusion
- Iris van Herpen creates dresses from cir…cles of lustrous metal gauze
- United Nude's Float shoes are created on… a desktop 3D printer
- Dezeen Watch Store
- Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert to create mout…h-blown glass installation at the V&A
- The Holding-Breath Chair by Ray Jiao & Y…i Wang
Sign up for a daily roundup
of all our stories