“Dancing should look easy, like an optical illusion. It should
–Bruce Marks, dancer and choreographer
A successful dancer relies on strength and discipline to mask the tremendous effort required to achieve perceived weightlessness.
Tandu is named for the position from which it takes its form, the tendu derrière, where the dancer stretches the working leg back into an elegant line.
DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION
To create a similar illusion of “floating” weightlessness, much of the work that goes into creating the stool’s illusion remains hidden in the construction and assembly.
To reduce the amount of wasted walnut material, the stool is broken into seven parts for CNC milling.