Rotating Furniture
June 14, 2005 10:52 AM   Subscribe

Ooh,cool rotating furniture!
posted by 31d1 (16 comments total)
All I can think of are those spinning tooth covers.
posted by modernerd at 11:01 AM on June 14, 2005

Low cost model.
posted by Blue Buddha at 11:10 AM on June 14, 2005

That thing is just slightly creepy.

And I have a small enough room as-is.

Plus, what if you're the disorganized type, and leave laundry lying about? All of a sudden you turn this thing and it falls on your face. (It's plausible if it got temporarily caught in one of the oddly shaped areas long enough to be reeled above your head.)
posted by mystyk at 11:13 AM on June 14, 2005

In the late 1960's, Pop industrial design pioneer Verner Panton designed the "Pantower" ... seemingly the grandfather of this idea.
posted by ScottUltra at 11:19 AM on June 14, 2005

Just what I was thinking, ScottUltra... isn't this the sort of retro-futuristic nonsense that we were supposed to have gotten over 40 years ago?
posted by gurple at 11:22 AM on June 14, 2005

Don't worry, gurple. It will fade into memory just as the Pantower did. Highly conceptual furniture like this rarely, if ever, catches on. The ideas may be interesting, but they are often less than conducive to "normal" every-day life.
posted by ScottUltra at 11:29 AM on June 14, 2005

Well, it's been around since at least 2001.
posted by 31d1 at 11:48 AM on June 14, 2005

Neat, now I can feel like a hamster at home as well as it work!
posted by fenriq at 11:55 AM on June 14, 2005

It's German? Ah, then this must have been their inspiration. (NSFW; nekkid people)
posted by kika at 12:47 PM on June 14, 2005

??? That's a very... uh... interesting website you linked to, kika.
posted by pmbuko at 1:24 PM on June 14, 2005

Good lord, kika!
posted by Specklet at 1:27 PM on June 14, 2005

I like it. I'd love to have one, but I don't know if I could pull it off.
posted by OmieWise at 1:30 PM on June 14, 2005

Here's Kika's site translated, That Rhoenrad. No mention why you have to be naked to use it though.
posted by fenriq at 1:53 PM on June 14, 2005

No mention why you have to be naked to use it though.

Well, when something is *that* obvious, it seems condescending to explain it.
posted by dejah420 at 2:37 PM on June 14, 2005

hey dejah420, is condescension what happens when a guy suffers shrinkage when his tallywhacker's exposed to cool air?
posted by fenriq at 3:18 PM on June 14, 2005

Well, of course you don't have to be naked. But these wheels were very popular in the FKK (Freie K├Ârper Kultur- Free Body Culture) movement in pre-world war two Germany. Now they are used in gymnastics [videos], but that is clothed and only half the fun. Our local circus also used them in a show.
In english they are called German wheels [informative Flash site], although the inventor was Austrian.
posted by kika at 9:06 PM on June 14, 2005

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