An investigation in structural folding, Felt Stool is comprised primarily of a sheet of felt, folded and riveted to simultaneously create structural volume and upholstery. In the spirit of origami, a series of folding patterns were developed, each starting with a single sheet of industrial felt. As the exploration evolved, the pattern was refined to efficiently use material and create a comfortable, saddle-shaped seat. The resulting Felt Stool is available here, and a part of the Museum of Modern Art's Permanent Collection, Department of Architecture & Design.
The Felt Stool is constructed by hand from soft yet structural fabric. Variations or inconsistencies in look, texture, grain, firmness and edge consistency may be evident from one stool to another. Such variations or inconsistencies are standard conditions to expect in the Felt Stool and contribute directly to the products unique design identity.
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