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'LEAN'22. Jun2011

TAGS: shelf, chair, bookshelf, table
Designed by William Lee

LEAN in most cases is a chair that can be used by anyone who does not mind sitting in the corner. All you need is a corner for LEAN to stand up in the right position, which somehow limits its use as a real chair. If you move it away from the corner, the LEAN can act as a modern coffee table or storage solution, such as bookshelf, etc. William Lee’s LEAN is a multi-functional, sculptural bit of furniture with a singular goal of making the most of space.
via Core77 

"Designed in collaboration with industrial designer William Lee; LEAN is a sculptural yet simple piece designed to bring purpose to a universally under-utilized space; the corner. The versatile piece stands alone as a sculptural element, but also has dual functionality as furniture. When upright in a corner, LEAN is a chair that gains structural support from its adjacent walls. Set on its side, it becomes a coffee table with negative spaces for books and magazines. Fabricated in plywood, LEAN comes in a two-tone color which reinforces its geometric shape. In metal, the thin sheets combine durability with elegance." - et al.collaborative

Lee collaborated with architect Manu Garza from et al. on the project. They both heavily invested in providing innovative solutions for space strapped city dwellers. 

“The versatile piece stands alone as a sculptural element, but also has dual functionality as furniture. When upright in a corner, LEAN is a chair that gains structural support from its adjacent walls." - et al.collaborative

About et al.collaborative: Based in Brooklyn, NY, et al. collaborative is a full-service architectural design practice. Its team represents a unique combination of talents, professional backgrounds, passions and insights. et al. approaches each project as an opportunity to collaborate with a client, an opportunity to define and appropriately respond to a specific goal–yours.

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