GOING WITH THE GRAIN: design an object using sustainable wood

Competition Details

Escher Stool

by Ben Wahrlich

The Escher Stool is a simple yet intriguing design.
Much like its namesake, the stool uses simple mathematics to add a sense of Illusion to an otherwise inanimate object, resulting in a compelling and dramatic aesthetic.

The symmetrical outer shape is contrasted by the twisting inner form. This is created by simply rotating and scaling the cutout of each inner section. Simultaneously, the tops of these sections gradually decrease towards the centre of the cube, forming a subtle curve for added comfort.
Construction is simple and uses no additional parts. It consists of 12 'frame' sections and is secured with 4 'key' sections.

The end result is an intriguing design that can be utilised indoors or outdoors.

Dimensions are 400mm³