Leon Ransmeier is an American industrial designer based in New York. He’s a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and his work is in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). A believer in the idea that “use follows form,” Ransmeier added a unique twist (pun intended) to the Revolver Counter Stool (2011) for Danish design collective HAY. Inside the base ring, or footrest, is a journal bearing that allows the entire top portion of the stool to smoothly rotate – or revolve – 360 degrees. As the top moves, the struts come in and out of alignment with the struts in the base, creating interesting visual effects. The slim seat is slightly dished for comfort. Made in China.