Folded Concrete Stools
Furniture design often follows a very standardized set of guidelines, where the use of materials like fabrics and wood are used in a conventional way. From studying the characteristics of these materials I began to wonder if the use of an alternative material with contrasting qualities would still allow the furniture to function in the same way.
In my stool designs I initially combined wood and clay but then discovered a new material called Concrete Canvas™. Experimenting with this new medium allowed me to reverse the role of each material using the Concrete Canvas™ as the structure. Imposing this reversal helped to generate and evolve new ideas, combining sculptural form and function.
Each stool is interchangeable, allowing the type of timber and complexity of the legs to be changed with ease.