GOING WITH THE GRAIN: design an object using sustainable wood

Competition Details

Square Root Stool

by juulius

My purpose was to design a stool that is sculptural and geometric, but still has the feel of nature’s irregularity. The final design took its inspiration from the roots of a tree, which I think symbolizes growth and stability.

The stool has a light feel to it, but still stands firmly on the ground. It also benefits from the use of plywood, because plywood does not warp during time and therefore makes it possible to use thin structures.