The last derivative in this seating series, STRUT, was to be really simple, with the ebony central cylinder, and the little feet coming out.
Viewed side-on STRUT and JESTER become closer to each other, but both are further away from LEDA.
Strut gave me that simple, pure structural shape when viewed from the side. Jester’s splayed legs interrupt that perfect profile. Strut was the road to the simplest outcome of the central cylinder idea. And it’s so expressive, it begins to resemble a human form, taking on a skeletal resemblance in the structure. There’s a lot of energy in that, and I look at the structures as kind of proto-humans, certainly robotic.
Excerpt from conversations between David Mac Laren and Stan d’Argeavel.