Miljana Nikolić

Belgrad | Since 2010

CATAPULT swing chair

Belgrad | Serbia | Completed 2011

Miljana Nikolić-CATAPULT swing chair
photographer: © Darko Raić
Miljana Nikolić-CATAPULT swing chair
photographer: © Darko Raić
Miljana Nikolić-CATAPULT swing chair
photographer: © Darko Raić
Swing is an object usually related to childhood and playgrounds, and an entertainment enjoyed primarily by children. This applies in particular for the best known version of it, with plywood seat and chains or ropes. Swings made to be used by both children and adults, usually in form of armchairs, rocking chairs or hammocks, are actually not meant for swinging in a way kids experience it – as an active, dynamic and fun activity; but for an after-work relaxation. These are also usually too big for private interiors, even when they are made for that purpose. CATAPULT stands in-between – it is small enough to fit into an average apartment and yet big enough to provide comfort; it allows one to be active but also to relax when needed; it brings childhood joy but looks serious enough to be taken seriously.

CATAPULT is an indoor/outdoor swing with bent plywood seat and plywood supports. It can be hung from a ceiling at home or office where one can gently rock or rest; or from a tree in a park or a courtyard where it could really get into motion. Hard supports with simple yet specific shape allow one to lean against them while seating in either straight or transverse position and enjoy an easy swing. Catapult brings a whole-wood sensation, with warm to touch handrails without any chains or ropes. It can be extended and adjusted to different heights by steel joists which connect it to the ceiling.

Seat dimensions: 30 x 55 cm
Height: 215 cm
Ceiling height: 260 – 290 cm

Design team:

Miljana Nikolić

Miljana Nikolić-CATAPULT swing chair
photographer: © Darko Raić
Miljana Nikolić-CATAPULT swing chair
photographer: © Darko Raić
Miljana Nikolić-CATAPULT swing chair
photographer: © Darko Raić
Miljana Nikolić-CATAPULT swing chair
photographer: © Darko Raić