German designer Pascal Hein, who currently works in Konstantin Grcic’s studio, has created “Migo 01,” a fascinatingly zoomorphic chair that can be used in a number of ways, for example.
There is no front and back, no right or wrong to Pascal Hien’s Migo 01, a multifunctional stool designed to represent change, uncertainty, and adaptability.
“Yes, it’s a chair and you can sit on it but you can sit on it in various ways,” states the designer.
“You can adapt to it or it can adapt to your needs,” he explains. Not only that but the user can perch on it or it can also act as a side-table.”
Ultimately, he says, the piece is an attempt to combat loneliness:
“The pandemic was a time for pause and reflection, when we became more present with ourselves and our surroundings,” says Hien.
His piece, a multifunctional stool, is the product of the designer’s reflections during a period of change and uncertainty, in which he learned to adapt and tune out of his busy life.
The stool represents this constantly changing life:
“You can adapt it in various ways, there is no front or back, no right or wrong.”
It’s a helper around the house or a place to sit. While living with his family during the pandemic, Hien got them all involved in testing the piece, making them a part of his work as a designer for the first time.
Project: Migo 01
Designers: Pascal Hien
Photographers: Jason Yates