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Sella bicycle seat stool

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Quirky design isn’t something that appeared in the last 20 years – it’s been around as long as design itself. In fact, it doesn’t get much quirkier than the Sella bicycle seat stool, dating back to 1957 and designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni (who you may remember from the recently-featured Taccia lamp).

It’s a simple design with a very simple use – a black racing saddle with a pink lacquered steel column sits on a cast iron rocking base. The design was a practical one from Achille Castiglioni’s point of view – he wanted a comfortable seat that could be used in a phone box, where he liked “to move around” and “to sit, but not completely”.

If you can find a use for the design in your home, you can buy one for £520.

Find out more at the Places And Spaces website

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