Among the things I schlepped to Denmark when I moved houses was a big card board box full of magazines. In this box I recovered the very first report about a piece of furniture I made.
The feature came up in Feb. 1994 and was part of a series about local creative people in the meier magazine - the urban magazine for the Mannheim metropolitan area.
At that time I had built a little table for my living room and called it "Bra Board". This piece was inspired by tumblers/skipjacks:
The lower third of each corpus was filled with sand and steel so it stood up even when it was inclined more than 30 degrees to the side. The bottom edge was cut plain and capped so it did not swing in that direction. Finally a 1/2" glass plate was set in flush with the sculptures and secured the corporas balance in the longitudinal direction.
Due to its weight the board was not very practical when I was moving my furniture. But still I am touched by its uncommon statics and its futuristic sensuality.
Max Longin is a German mathematician living and working in northern Denmark. He designed the float bed in 2004 and the stream chair in 2006. A blow-by-blow presentation of his products can be found on his website at www.max-longin.com. Feel free to contact him.