Visual Reference Studio's Swamp Collection takes its inspiration from the depths of the Mississippi marshlands where their studio is located. With the Cypress Stool, Duckweed Lounge and Swamp Bench/Lounge from the collection, design team Nuno Gonçalves Ferreira and Erin Hayne have taken Frank Lloyd Wright's original vision of nature-inspired designs to a whole new level.
The organic shaped thermo-chromatic furniture uses heat sensitive crystals to elicit a color change when touched—kind of like those mood rings and hyper color t-shirts you had back in grade school. Any body part that comes into contact with the seat leaves a negative imprint.
Each piece comes in two color combos; black to blue or red to violet. The stools also act as an in-house thermometer, gaging room temperature and changing the color of the bench as a whole accordingly.
Relaxers beware: Although the imprinted silhouette fades after a matter of seconds, the sitter must be prepared for a tell-tale polarized impression on display directly after departure.
via MoCo Loco