Aiming to create a dialogue between traditional crafts and contemporary design, Tribut Stool is a reinterpretation of the Romanian iconic shepherd’s chair.
The three legged shepherd’s chair is a very well-known object in many areas in Romania, with a widely recognizable aesthetic, shape and material. The intervention on the original object was just at a structural and functional level, with the purpose of bringing a traditional chair into the modern, urban, eco-friendly environment.
From a functional perspective, making this object more modern meant creating a chair that responds to modern needs: a bar stool that can be associated with the urban environment, socializing, interaction.
On a structural level, the intervention meant finding a technical solution to make the chair easy to dismantle and eco friendly.
The stool is made out of ash wood. The three legs and the seat are pre-cut, and then shaped on a wood lathe. The legs can be easily screwed to the seat in an invisible way, through hidden metal pieces placed at the bottom of of the seat and on the top of the legs.
The stool incorporates a metal triangle which holds the legs, and can also be used as footrest. Covered with black powder coating, the triangle becomes an elegant graphic detail, giving the chair its singularity.