Molecular Chair by Antonio Pio Saracino
When I started learning Chemistry in school I was absolutely fascinated by the way things were seen under the microscope, by the strange connection that kept molecules together, so that they could form things we use every day. The microscopic molecular structure of things was also the source of inspiration for a very talented Italian designer, Antonio Pio Saracino, when he created the Molecular Chair.
This chair looks like it is made of bubbles of different colours, suggesting the way molecules are seen under the microscope. It is an original view on the world and things that surround us and it was really successful when it was displayed in a few contemporary art exhibitions around the world.
This chair actually has a metallic skeleton that is able to offer support for the coloured bubbles – molecules that are very soft and comfortable to sit on. It has different variations from the original model, so you can see a molecular chair, a molecular armchair and a molecular bench. Besides the unusual look of the chair made of molecules woven together, this designer also wants to promote the use of eco-friendly materials, as felt is a soft material that is low-tech and natural material that loves the environment.
I don’t think we can use these chairs to sit on, but they could definitely bring a modern look to your home, as they look crazy and beautiful at the same time for me.