Pillow Stool

by Hong Ying Guo

Dimension: W: 45cm H: 49cm L: 63cm W/17.7”, H/19.3”, L/24.8”


Material: Steel Bar & Power Paint Diameter of steel bar and rod: 12mm & 6mm From drawing full scale sketch, steel bar rolling, bending, making a wooden jig, disposing sitting part to welding and sending steel bar rolling, bending and w

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Product Name
Pillow Stool
Designer
Hong Ying Guo

Product Type

Chairs
Stools

Dimension: W: 45cm H: 49cm L: 63cm W/17.7”, H/19.3”, L/24.8”


Material: Steel Bar & Power Paint Diameter of steel bar and rod: 12mm & 6mm From drawing full scale sketch, steel bar rolling, bending, making a wooden jig, disposing sitting part to welding and sending steel bar rolling, bending and welding


Background: This chair is produced in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010 while I was taking Scandinavian Furniture Design program of Danish Institute for Study Abroad. The seven-week summer study abroad program includes design lecture classes, a workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark, and visits to famous design museums, design firms and companies in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden.


Inspiration: The design was inspired by the whole atmosphere of living in Copenhagen. Everything there is so simple and engaging but the story and the motivation behind them are thoughtful. With integration of traditional values and innovative technology, Scandinavia design makes people’s life more meaningful and easier. The simplicity was the core value on my design. Through the simple steel rod materials, the relationship between light and shadow in the space was explored in a playful way. The interesting illusion of the line weight in a 3D space was discover, which constituted the main story in my design.


Concept: It is simple but embraces many characteristics. The steel rods on the first layer and the second layer of the sitting part go to different directions, so they cross each other to create a magic visualization. The curve counter of the side structure provides round edges and surfaces for users to comfortably sit on it.


Between the first layer and the second layer of the sitting part, the rods constitute an empty space to store magazines or newspapers. The stool not only gives users an inviting gesture but also offers useful functions to them.

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