The Wonderful World of Paul Menand
Paul Menand is a French industrial designer who works with common materials to make furniture that is anything but. Of particular note are his Triplette Chair and the Modest Stool (Chaise Triplette and Tabouret Modeste en française). Upon first glance, both appear to be a solitary pieces of furniture–a chair and stool, respectively. Through precise CNC machining of interlocking parts, the solitary piece comes apart becomes three chairs and three stools.
Static images don’t do the furniture justice, so check out these short videos showing the furniture in action.
As far as we know, Menand’s designs are still prototypes and not for sale. With their delicate structures, we wonder about their durability. Questions like “can you sit on it?” aside, we appreciate his ingenious and elegant designs and imagine they could be the basis for practical, space-saving furniture.
See more at www.paulmenand.fr