Ian Stell, ‘RollBottom’, 2016, Chamber
Ian Stell, ‘RollBottom’, 2016, Chamber
Ian Stell, ‘RollBottom’, 2016, Chamber
Ian Stell, ‘RollBottom’, 2016, Chamber

In Ian Stell’s words, “RollBottom” is a PacMan Hermit Crab, a reversible geode, a roll-gate, and a roller coaster. An imaginative take on the school desk, “RollBottom” integrates chair and work surface into one linked structure in which the desk cover and sitting surface are one and the same. It offers two options only: sitting in the chair and working at the desk, or closing it and moving on to something else.

With curves recalling Marcel Breuer’s iconic chair design, but adapted for a playful all-or-nothing approach, “RollBottom” is also a witty reprieve from the prospect of never-ending desk labor.