Less is More
Flat-pack furniture should be simple and sustainable. Consequently, the form must rely on the function of the furniture.
Non is the prefix of "not-doing", or "a lack of." A decrease in the amount we own, we do, and worry about leads to an overall healthier lifestyle.
By removing the clutter, we focus on the essential.
There is too much of everything;
too much content - too much in our closets - too much on our minds
Here's to simplicity.
Prototyping the structure of the stool involved using electrical conduit, as it was cheap and flexible.
Using electrical conduit, I was able to quickly iterate different proportions and radii.
I decided on brushed aluminum tubing for the structure and blonde wood for the base and seat. Aluminum
bushings in the base offered a durable and solid point of connection.
The aluminum tubing was buffed with steel wool to give it a brushed finish and remove the natural blemishes.
The wood was incrementally sanded with 60, 80, 120, 400, and finally 1000 grit sandpaper for a smooth finish.
The edges of the base and seat (inside edge and outside edge, respectively) were finished with a matte orange
paint. This detail is meant to remind the user that the individual parts come from one piece.