Industrial designer Timothy Liles has gained something of an online reputation for one particular project – a simple, creative, inexpensive and interactive design idea well deserving of praise … but he has other designs that are worth a closer look as well.
The pivotal creation in question fun, whimsical and a sure-fire hit on the open market – cast coloring-crayon rings that let the wearer draw wherever they go in any one of a number of colors or combinations. A child’s toy, perhaps, but a great and easy-to-understand accessory.
Beyond these colorful ring designs, however, he has experimented with other curious castings and colored object hybrids. The above stool is the product of various pieces of ‘found’ household tools cemented in place and flipped to form a simple stool that shows its origins.
This chair is a critique of the increasingly ‘health-conscious’ public. Do we take notions of hygiene too far? What would you think were you to find a public seat with a paper roll designed to let you clean the slate from whoever had sat in the same furniture before you?