Mobile Kinetic Stool by Carlo Ratti

View all 11 Photos

Do we shape the world around us through our creations – or is it the other way around? Torino-based firm Carlo Ratti Associati’s kinetic stool separates that question from its binary choices.

Unveiled at Milan Design Week, the SWISH consists of 27 lightweight wood components that interlock through a series of hinged junctions. The units are semi-independent, allowing multiple configurations that adapt to the user’s needs. The stool can flatten completely for effortless storage and transport.
Digitally fabricated in a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine, the SWISH showcases technical sophistication unavailable in more traditional production. Utilizing natural material in high-tech design, the kinetic stool from Carlo Ratti both shapes and responds to the world around it.

Cory

Cory

Cory is passionate about design and creativity and how they can expand our understanding of ourselves. He has lived from San Francisco to Japan but found his way, some would say inevitably, to New York City. His writing has appeared in a wide range of publications, but is thrilled to mark his blogging debut here at Gessato.

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(180452)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(677)
}
            
  • Introducing Purho

    A beautiful collection of products made with Murano glass from Italy. Founded in 2012, Italian…

  • The Fantin Frame Kitchen

    An easily customizable kitchen designed for indoor or outdoor spaces. Established in 1968, Fantin has…

  • The Gioi Table and Stool

    Modern outdoor furniture made of terracotta. Designed by Mario Scairato, this terracotta furniture set draws…

  • The Cursive Structure Series

    A series of sculptural furniture inspired by Korean calligraphy. Seoul-based designer and artist Chulan Kwak…

  • The Ifö Electric Ohm Collection

    A minimalist lighting collection inspired by Scandinavian and Japanese design. Swedish company Ifö Electric has…

  • The Plateau Lamp

    A creative table lamp inspired by nature. Designed by Ferréol Babin for interior design brand…

Take me there

  • 72 Hours in Philadelphia

    A complete travel guide to make a weekend in Philly memorable. Along with St. Augustine…

  • Ocean View 5

    A serene retreat in surfers’ paradise. Part of the Uluwatu Surf Villas resort in Bali,…

  • The Elsewhere Cabin Retreat

    A cabin on wheels that’s big on comfort and relaxation. Located on an idyllic ranch…