More than ever, city living means making the most of limited living space, leading to a major trend in furniture designed for small, multi-functional spaces. Triangular uses modularity and compactness to tackle the problem head on.
Usability and technology
The stool’s triangular shape is inspired by two major influences: usability and technology. The three legs braced by the eccentric are topped by a triangular seat, which enables a more comfortable and direction-independent way of sitting.
The unique system is also remarkably quick and easy to assemble.
Minimal assembly and storage
Simplicity in both assembly and use were key design goals for Triangular. The stool is delivered with a leather seat cover, where tool-free assembly instructions are engraved. Each leg is identical, allowing it be fitted to any of the three assembly slots. The eccentric can be used in any direction.
Disassembled Triangular units can be delivered or stored without any packaging. The stools can be stored vertically, using just 450 x 450 x 60 mm. All of these benefits make Triangular’s logistics highly sustainable.
The concept is an eloquent example of diverse technical solutions coming together in a single product.
Product name: Triangular
Materials: Beech (stained), maple (oiled), ceramics (3D print in the prototype), leather
Treatment: cnc-milling, 3D printing
Colours: Dark walnut, light maple, white, grey
Dimensions: 455 x 485 x 424mm (W x H x D)
Details: Elastic rope with metal closure
Designer: Dominik Weber
Launch date: June 2016
Photographer: Dominik Weber
University: FH Salzburg, Austria
Philosophy - Dominik Weber Design
Design is the fusion of shape, construction, usability and marketing. The product-design process is affected by many factors, such as production techniques and aesthetics, and the designer needs to understand how these elements come together in the final product. Materials, techniques and usability all guide the design process from start to finish.
This is Dominik Weber Design’s guiding philosophy. The result is attractive, easy-to-use products, in every case developed specifically to take advantage of the best manufacturing processes available.