Dutch designer and technorati pioneer Esther Ermers has developed the first three dimensional alphabet. By rendering our two dimensional Latin alphabet into three dimensional shapes, she has brought the written word into the third dimension.
Once we go paperless and immerse ourselves in a realtime digitally enhanced environment, we'll have a need for three dimensional letters. And until then? Well, we'll just have to sit on this innovation. Literally. Esther has contracted a master carpenter to meld her invention into a set of stools to rest our weary posteriors on, Esther is offering a set of stools based on one of her 26 alphabet shapes that are custom built by a woodturner.
This product is very obscure and in limited production; each is handmade and numbered. To place your order, contact Esther directly at esther [at] estherermers [dot] nl.
Update: CH reader Craig pointed us to Ji Lee's recent book, Parsons School of Design in NYC.