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Three Stools (samples)

These solid paper stools are cast from 100% recycled corrugated cardboard pulp and finished with natural dyes, tung oil and beeswax. The project originated from our interest in re-purposing post-consumer waste. We also studied several precedents: Ray Eames’ walnut stools from 1959, Frank Gehry’s 1972 Wiggle Stool, and traditional African stools. Initially shaped by hand, we used digital processes to derive the final shapes and to produce the water-jet cut aluminum molds to cast the stools. As did its precedents, Three Stools (Samples) can be used as seating, side tables and art objects.

Status: Built
Year: 2012

Project Team: Peter Tolkin, Jeremy Schacht, Kevin Pazmina, David Burns, Arthur Zohrabians
Photographer: Peter Tolkin