Sebastian Brajkovic’s Warped Furniture

Dutch designer Sebastian Brajkovic has created a line of furniture that has been extruded and manipulated into distorted forms titled The Vanishing Point. This new work by Brajkovic, includes chairs and benches that each appear as if they are being sucked into a vortex.

Two benches, named Vanishing Point III and IV, are both pulled outward at one side so their backrests and seats seem to disappear into the floor.

The forms are built from steel tubing that is wrapped in dark upholstery, while the traditional chair frames on the untouched sides are made from patinated bronze.

Brajkovic's aim is to combine historic frame styles with his form manipulations to simultaneously evoke the past and the future.

Similar to the benches, the Fibonacci seat looks like a normal dining chair on one side, with the frame and legs supporting the upholstered sections.

However, the backrest and seat on the other side are stretched and warped into a spiral. The distortion in emphasized by the embroidered silk patterns on the upholstery, which are squashed towards the tip of the curved portion that touches the floor.

Three seats are combined into the Conversation Piece design, linked by a wavy backrest between a splayed support on each end.

The collection also includes a bench formed form an amalgamation of smaller stools joined at haphazard angles called Sleipnir, sharing its name with the eight-legged horse that was Odin's steed in Norse mythology.

The series also includes a group of aluminum tables called Lathe, which are shaped on a computer-controlled turning machine to include small ridges that circle the entirety of the surfaces. The pieces are then hardened and colored in an anodising bath.