Famous modernist chair shapes merged
into a bar stool by Eugeni Quitllet

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Eugeni Quitllet adapts Masters chair into a bar stool

Maison&Objet 2014: Catalan designer Eugeni Quitllet has taken the silhouettes of famous modernist chairs and amalgamated them into the back of this bar stool.

Eugeni Quitllet adapts Masters chair into a bar stool

Eugeni Quitllet's Masters Stool retains the sinuous forms of the chair he created with French designer Philippe Starck for Italian plastics company Kartell.

Eugeni Quitllet adapts Masters chair into a bar stool

The three strands that form the back are derived from the recognisable outlines of Arne Jacobsen's Series 7 chair, Charles Eames' DSW seat and Eero Saarinen's Tulip design. These intertwined shapes create a back support and armrests that flow into the seat and legs.

Original Masters Chair by Eugeni Quitllet and Philippe Starck
Original Masters Chair by Eugeni Quitllet and Philippe Starck

"The stool version is available with longer legs, the seat is smaller, but the inimitable graphic hallmark of its frame coming from the interweaving of three silhouettes is the same," said the designer.

Masters Chair form development graphic
Masters Chair form development graphic

The proportions of the original chair have been altered to incorporate the smaller seat and the longer legs are braced by a square ring close to the ground, which doubles as a footrest.

Available in a range of colours, the bar stool can be used both indoors or outdoors. It was launched at the Maison&Objet trade fair outside Paris, which finished earlier this week.

  • dan

    Wow, not much going on at maison this year? I find it a little odd how the title seems to suggest this is a completely new project.

  • http://www.dezeen.com/ Dezeen Magazine

    Thanks for pointing this out! I’ve amended the story.

    Dan/Dezeen