2 leg balance
The usual minimum number of legs or contact points for an object to stand independently is three. It is a known archetype, it is physics that you can’t bypass without something like a gyro-based active system. So is there a way to use two legs or not?
It looks wrong, it works right
May be a good way to do this is with a slight illusion that keeps things practical and workable within the constraints of furniture but visually uses two legs. These models are a first look into the concept where a two-legged structure kind of stands on its own. Kind of. It is using the heavy base for balance but as they are positioned seemingly randomly it sort of feels like each one of them is there just by itself.
The next thing to try would probably be different materials or at least colors for the base and the structure to further accentuate the illusion of no connection. The two parts of the 2-legged object should just be completely alien to each other to express the concept well. Inside a room this reduction of features and visual simplification is always felt and always makes a good contribution to uncluttering the whole.
What other objects or functionalities could this be applied to? That remains to be tested still. If you consider how heavily explored all furniture typologies are and how many forms and material variations you see out there having another approach to look into is always worthwhile. It is the core of my motivation in design – to open up new possibilities that take an intelligent step away from the usual while benefiting from existing archetypes that are so known and so well learned.
A coat stand and a silent servant.
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