Vertigo for Two: Tiny Tea Table Sits Atop Angled Roof Ridge


Who said a precarious pitched roof precludes occupation? Certainly no one this designer has ever heard of, perched as their work is at the apex of a red-tiled rooftop.

Ainė Bunikytė is a Lithuanian art student (photography by Kernius Pauliukonis) who saw an opportunity where most see only danger, and accordingly created a ladder, two chairs, a table and a tea set in a place most see as inaccessible by default.

“The art design project with a series of future proposals and a realized one was presented for her graduation from master studies in Vilnius Academy of Art. This para-functional invitation – is a result of three years of research based on function paradoxes within design objects and designed spaces.”

“One of the most important element in the project is human’s inherent wish to find one’s own space, to have a secret, to differ, to find such place from which one could watch others but could stay unseen at the same time. The other aspect is a will to be higher, to be raised over the ground – this is the instinct of safety”

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