ISSUE 97  |  Autumn in Japan

A Simple Stool from a Japanese Designer

November 04, 2013 12:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

I have a thing about modernist stools; they seem to propagate in my house (I have a collection of Arne Jacobsen Dot Stools bought on eBay), and I’m always on the lookout for new variations on the theme. I’m currently coveting this simple stool designed by Mikiya Kobayashi–still just a prototype; we hope it goes into production soon.

Above: The stool features stainless steel legs.

Above: A chipboard seat spun into a lozenge-shaped disc.

Above: The materials are nothing fancy, but the result is pleasingly sculptural.

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