Inspired by the unmistakable form of the famous Soviet satellite launched in 1957, ‘SuperSputnik’ is an extremely reduced, three-legged stool designed by a Germany-based engineer, designer and producer Ahmet Sismanoglu for his own company, Sisman. Delicate in its pared-down appearance , the stool weights a mere 2kg but is in fact very sturdy due to the carefully-calculated ‘wire frame that offers a flexible seat top into bending and turning direction but remaining stiff vertically up to 300kg.’
Launched in 2010, ‘Supersputnik’ is available in two different heights and in variety of finishes such as: American walnut, German oak, Swiss pear, and, available from this year glossy pained versions in; white, yellow, red, blue and white. Frames are available in chrome or powder-coated in black, red and white.
More about the stool:
‘SuperSputnik combines beautifully treated massive wooden seattops with an intelligent wireframe structure. Engineer and designer Ahmet Sismanoglu calculated a wireframe that offers a flexible seattop into bending and turning direction but remaining stiff vertically up to 300kg. Any detail is precisely designed to reduce material and weight but to increase ergonomics, function and aesthetics. Overall, stool SuperSputnik is a highly integrated design product that fits into any space.’