Solid ash and maple
12 in x 12 in x 13.5 in
As a symbol of rich social culture, the squat four-legged stools that line the streets of Istanbul accommodate the simple act of pause within the busyness of the everyday. These stools are found around nearly every corner of the dense urban environment. Their simplicity speaks to utility, function, and collective interaction. The scale of the stool allows for comfortable use by individuals of all ages adding to its integrity as a universal urban fixture.
The Çay [chaay] stool, made of solid ash and maple is both dimensionally and functionally based on the Turkish tea stool while considering contemporary process and design. The base made of round wooden dowels intentionally allows for comfort and ease in lifting, shifting and moving the stool to allow for informal gathering as well as easy stacking and storage. The curves of the CNC milled seat are based on the curves created by the diagonal cross weave pattern commonly used in the construction of the tea stool. Its solid yet soft appearance encourages casual daily use
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