Design inspiration can come from anywhere, and veteran architect Michele De Lucchi found himself smitten by old-school adjustable wooden tripods. Though their design elements are now obsolete, having long since been replaced by more space-efficient telescoping metal legs and cam locks, De Lucchi wanted to translate those outdated elements into usable pieces of modern furniture.
"[The tripod form] opens, closes, is lengthened, is shortened and stands in a stable position even when the ground is uneven. Artists use it to paint, photographers use it to make their camera stable, and it is always possible to reinvent it to create objects that are useful, stable and easy to move."
"A small square table, ideal in professional studios as a support for a laptop, with the top that is raised if you are standing and is lowered if you are working seated; a small round table used as a bedside table or placed in the middle of the living room to showcase a vase; a flexible clothes stand that arranges jackets in an orderly manner and that can easily be placed at entrances, in cloakrooms, in cabins, anywhere."