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Sometimes an idea just looks better on paper, or at least when elegantly rendered in three dimensions without all those troubling structural details. Other designs are even more impressive when they go from concept to reality.

The Loopita was conceived as a kind of corkscrew – seating the spirals to create more adjacent seating while maintaining a visual and physical separation, and providing chair as a bonus.

The real versions are not the glossy segmented bent wood first imagined, but a more practical, permeable, and light-weight stick-frame shell that only has cushioning where needed (along the bottom), and filters rather than blocking light above, creating shade instead of impermeable shadow. In effect, the concept was cleaned up in the process of creation, adapted to real-life materials and actual needs.