Design Market News Buckyball is a chair inspired by carbon molecular structures Date January 24, 2020 Author Editorial Staff Tags Geometric Style, Monochrome, seating Share Buckyball chair, designed by Svyatoslav Zbroy can be a part of the scientific research of fullerenes. Six spheres, consisting of twelve pentagons each, form an unusual structure. A fullerene is a pure carbon molecule composed of at least 60 atom s of carbon. Because a fullerene takes a shape similar to a soccer ball or a geodesic dome, it is sometimes referred to as a buckyball after the inventor of the geodesic dome, Buckminster Fuller, for whom the fullerene is more formally named. Fullerenes are seen as promising components of future micro-electromechanical systems. Like a stable and multifunctional carbon molecule, Buckyball seating can withstand heavy loads without losing its shape. To sit in the center, shift to one of the spheres or even turn Buckyball and make an “island” for five people. Being a good scientist today is still being able to be surprised. It seems that modern science has seen everything: a model of the DNA structure, cloning of a mammal, the discovery of the Higgs boson. The fundamental laws that govern everything material have long been studied, and rarely change. But there are exceptions – as, for example, in the case of fullerenes. These mysterious carbon molecules were discovered in 1985, and their nature and properties are becoming a revelation to science today. From optics to the creation of artificial diamonds, from adding to refractory paints to treating asthma. Being a good designer today is still being able to surprise. In a world where consumerism rules, goods are amazing, it is important to find your own path and style, not to be afraid to backtrack from usual requirements. You may also like Kauppi & Kauppi designs Hygge - A wooden ottoman collection by Karl Andersson & Söner There is a chamber filled with air inside each of Buckyball’s spheres. Made of PVC with the addition of silicone, it has a special strength, and anti-explosion technology avoids damage in case of a collision with a sharp object. Sphere covers are made with Easy Clean technology. This coating provides the textile with a protective barrier and allows to remove dirt easily. High rates of fabric in the Martindale test allow Buckyball to be used both in private interiors where there are children and pets, as well as in hotels, restaurants and cafe interiors with high attendance. Gallery Author Editorial Staff Follow us on Instagram and Facebook (@designwanted). Feel free to share and submit your design and inspiration, we are always looking for interesting designers!