The EXOCET Chair is a remarkably elegant and inherently flexible furniture design by Stephane Leathead. Two slatted wooden appendages pivot on a central metal cylinder, and this allows the chair to adopt an array of different positions, from a lounge chair to a bench, or even a recliner for two.
This chair compliments another of Leathead’s furniture designs nicely: the NYCTALE Table. This piece (pictured above), is also composed of parallel segments of interlocking wood, and can be rotated in a similar way to the EXOCET Chair to modify the furniture’s functionality.
It is not quite clear how the limbs of the EXOCET chair are held in position, whether it be through a release mechanism that can be set at any point in a 360˚ cycle, or whether there are predefined settings that the limbs lock to. Regardless this is a remarkably versatile furniture piece with space-saving potential, that can even sit two back-to-back as a recliner.
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