The fun and suspense of a performance by a circus plate spinner is captured in the three-legged steel stand Circus / 3 Plates. The impression of imminent collapse is thwarted by the presence of six supporting struts, which zigzag between the legs and establish structural rigidity. The chaos and intentional naivety expressed by their irregular placement and assembly method (of simple welding) reinforces the childlike state of wonder experienced at the circus along with a sense of speed and movement. Circus / 3 Plates can be used as a display stand for small objects, and offers a secondary function as a place to hang one’s scarf or hat. This compact structure occupies a floor area of just 400mm square, and can thus inject a hint of fun into tight spaces.