Heatherwick studio collaborated with the Italian furniture manufacturer, Magis, to develop a version made with a different kind of rotational process, rotation-moulded plastic.
A triangular shape was chosen because it was found that it fitted well in any position: in a corner, or next to a piece of furniture and the layout of holes worked well without taking up much space.
A creative piece to do away with the barriers between toys and furniture. The abstract Puppy dog he designed in 2004 for the Magis collection “Me Too” by the Finnish designer Eero Aarnio.
To follow the subtle shape of the metal piece, the stamping process required deep technological research. It led to the elaboration of almost ten successive stamping stages in order to get the final curvature.
360° is neither a stool nor a chair, but something inbetween. Its name implies that it swivels around and that one can sit on it in all directions. It is meant for seated activities that require a constantly changing posture. 360° is not intended for long stints of work in a static position. Instead it encourages a form of dynamic sitting, short term, ad hoc, improvised – moving around.