We often forget that gravity is one of the major challenges design faces. Gravity is essentially the kind of obstacle that cannot be circumvented, even on the moon. It is this extreme sense of gravity that the 60 series embodies.
Conceived by Georgian studio XYZ Integrated Architecture, the 60 series is a very interesting furniture collection, created using the traditional techniques of smoothing, sawing, gluing, and soldering. The materials are traditional, too: wood, metal, paint.
It is the shape that gives them new meaning. The support parts of the presented works slope at an angle of 60 to the horizontal surface – and this simple fact puts an end to the familiar mode of existence for tables and chairs; we are tricked into believing that these artifacts are teetering on the brink of possibility, and the force of gravity will soon make them explode, collapse and fall apart.
The 60 series is a rather peculiar sight. It is intended for the people who love challenges and adrenaline rushes – the people living in the fast lane.