Inside Out (Australia)

‘Rocker’ rocking horse by Doshi Levien

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The form: An hourglass shape in polyethyle­ne attached to curved timber runners. What makes it special? Similar to most of the work by Londonbase­d design studio Doshi Levien, there is an obvious playfulnes­s and unique design language in the Rocker. The designers decided not to completely reinvent the wheel, opting for traditiona­l rocking-chair runners in the same general style as those found on Charles and Ray Eames’s famous rocking chairs, but the ‘seat’ is a wondrous concept. Made from rotation-moulded polyethyle­ne, the seat resembles an hourglass on its side. This exquisitel­y simple shape can be imagined by its rider as a horse, boat or dragon – in fact just about anything. The Rocker won the Interior Innovation Award 2011 and is in the permanent collection of MoMa, New York. Expect to pay: $750. Buy at: Smow Australia, smow.com.au.

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