Exhibited at the Milan Salone Satellite in April 2009, the Shadow Chair plays with the viewer’s perception. The chair design tricks the eye by appearing to stand on just two front legs. Seemingly, the chair defies gravity. On closer inspection, the Shadow Chair features a flat piece of plate steel that, colored black, appears to be a shadow beneath the actual seating structure. These permanent, unwavering shadows act not only as a visual peculiarity, but an integral part of the cantilevered support structure.
The cantilevered elements come in many forms: part of the Brothers Grimm-inspired collection, the Wolf Within is wrought from scarlet powder coated steel. The chair’s wolf-shaped ‘shadow’ is a stabilizing base made of faux fur. This witty seating series was designed by Duffy London and can be ordered online.