~ Rayuela stools// Alvaro Catalan de Ocon

Lovely tessallated Rayuela stools presented at Milan this week at the Galleria Rossana Orlandi, during Salone del Mobile 2012. Designed by Alvaro Catalan de Ocon they can be added to like a tiling pattern. The stools are designed using waxed oak, walnut and maple to form this unusual, graphic optical effect.

 "The most efficient form, offering the greatest possibilities, is the rhombus. Three of them make a hexagon which is the best way to cover a surface. Using three colors you get a fascinating optical effect."

 'Putting together these two principles we obtain the idea for this product: making a stool from a single basic piece (a leg with 1/3 of the seat), which repeated three times becomes a stool and many of them in combination create a borderless surface with infinite pattern combinations.'

Photography Alfonso Herranz / Falkwyn de Goyeneche