Care To Sit On A Giant Champagne Cork?
The folks at Wine Spectatorâ€™s Unfiltered column didnâ€™t love it but I think the champagne cork and cage set from Michael Chiarelloâ€™s home furnishings company Napa Style is kind of kicky. Then again Iâ€™m a fan of small things made large. The cork stool in bright orange is not made of cork but of polyethylene and the stool is made of chromed steel. The fun part is that the two pieces can function as one unit or a separate stool and a table.
Reinier de Jong‘s KEER can be a lounger of 2 different heights or a stool, or even combined to form a sofa or bench. Each lightweight polyethylene piece is 20cm (8″) wide and can be connected to another by built-in magnets so the width options of KEER are infinite.
In a comment on the Dezeen blog there was a link to the Kiesler Chair on Retro to go pointing out there were design similarities.
Reinier had asked me eons ago to feature this chair, but I remembered also reading somewhere there are similarities with an other design.
Ah and I found the comment. It’s about Friedrich Kiesler:
In anticipation of the upcoming warm season, this design by English designer Langton Stead will come in handy.
s(tool) is a bent wood seat back with two garden forks attached to the bottom, when inserted into your lawn you
can sit back and relax. Langton worked in conjunction with Ercol furniture, a well known bent wood furniture maker.
Stockholm Furniture Fair 08: Pumpkin Stool by Lovi
Lovi is a small Finnish company designing birch ply Christmas-, Easter- and year-round decorations that are all flat packed as postcards so that you can easily send them to friends and family as holiday greetings. they have come up with a stool with the same patented construction principle- â€˜the pumpkinâ€™, available in two sizes.