talus meander faq

Vital Stats
28" on a side. 18" high for the ottoman, 22" thick for the meander.
Weight- ~35 pounds.
Four zippers connecting each polygon.
Sheathed foam blocks, over solid core.
Available in a selection of fabrics or leather.
Casters beneath ottoman.
What holds the meander together?
The four polygonal prisms are hinged together by four zippers. Any zipper can be fully separated, allowing the meander to swing into a new position.
The year Henry Dudeney first published the "dissection" of an equilateral triangle into a square. In 1907 he revealed the even more fascinating swinging-hinge conversion between both shapes. Many people, including Howard Eves and Joop Van Der Vaart designed tables based on Dudeney's hinge, but the meander is the first design permitting the table to be separated at any joint, and to be flipped on edge as a chair or as an ottoman.
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Both pieces were on display in NYC at Sublime American Design
Aravena's Upholstery sews these unusual, but striking, shapes.
Why Talus?
The eroded pile of rubble at the base of a mountain is called the "talus", and the sloped surface of the talus pile is harmoniously called the "angle of repose".
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