Question of scale
Just scaling a thread to turn it into a tangible form instead of a hidden connection detail changes things a lot. Out-of-scale things usually look quite comical and cartoonish. The traditional threaded piano stool is kind of the closest, the Tom&Jerry stools by Konstantin Grcic are may be the most recent pickup of threads as the key aesthetic and functional features of an object – with an admitted humorous feel. The thread responds and moves yet it is very controllable allowing for an adjustable object that is predictable and obvious to understand just like all archetypes.
Sit high or low, change it quickly.
Irregular dynamic feel.
A height adjustable bar stool.
A floating shelf just holding on.
Positive & negative volumes.
Anything is a feature
You can make a key feature of an object out of anything. The thread is good for this role as it is so recognizable and immediately suggests movement and adjustment. It pulls you in and explains itself. But it is also quite decorative – the light and shade rhythm of its lines is a gentle aesthetic feature. It works well with other patterns and textures like the gyroid patterns used here to make the surfaces of various tables.
Spin to adjust.
Three contact points and a heavy head.
Depth of gyroid.
Up & down flow
It is all about the rotation and the up and down floating motion. The thread allows for such an elegant floating transition. It switches the object between different modes of use, it gives it an endlessly changing silhouette and presence.
Change of height: good for people, plants or drinks