The Hong Kong Stool resulted from the design process for the benches of the M+ museum in Hong Kong. Influenced by the archetype of traditional Asian wooden gates, the stool is a subtle nod to their characteristic form while alluding to the ancient Asian tradition of woodworking.
It is a logic puzzle that you can build and re-build, the result a robust solid Object. The whole construction is fastened by just one simple wooden spike that connects all separate components in a single move, like a Chinese wooden puzzle. Dry jointing gives it a naturally wobbly character.
The stool is also a contemporary design; one that explores the threshold between analogue and digital. Originally built out of steamed bamboo, a local wood in China, its milled and rippled surfaces evoke the texture and character of bamboo sticks. This collection continues to use local wood, such as ash, in keeping with a sustainable approach.