When a collection of furniture reminds you of the hit 1980s game show, Blockbusters, you know you’re onto a winner. But the Rayuela stools from Spanish furniture designers Alvaro Catalan de Ocon, are of course so much more than that.
A repeated tile pattern is what makes these pieces so successful as the designs can be infinitely produced. Using the humble rhombus as a starting shape, three are combined to make a hexagon which, according to Alvaro Catalan de Ocon, is the best way to cover an area. Matt surfaces with textured grain work extremely well together, with the designer’s mixing waxed oak, walnut and maple to form this unusual, graphic optical effect due to the different colours. As a single stool or a tessellated collection of them, they’re strong simpleness demonstrates why the range is at Milan this year.
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