For a long time the oval clamoured for attention amongst my sketchbooks. At fist I resisited, then a decade ago it cautiously sloped into the workshop. This year its insistence burst out of the workshop to play a larger part in our repertoire. In our ‘Filly stool’ I have married it with our trademark ‘counter-intuitive’ convex curve to give it both comfort and visual sensuality. The added pepper in the marriage is the sculpting of the stools’ undersides and legs.
I originally designed this to accompany our ‘Filly dressing table’. It is now confidently striding out as a stand-alone piece.
The stool, like my other seating, has a counter intuitive convex curve for the seat. I had observed that most conventional chair seats had a cup-shape curve the upturn of which provided little comfort and prescribed which way you sat upon it. The important bit was the size and drop of the convex curve. I ran with that and our solution allows you to sit facing either way in comfort. The important bit was the size and drop of the convex curve. I ran with that and our solution allows you to sit facing either way in comfort.
Strength and Comfort
With all our seating we have kept faith with our mantras of ‘strength and comfort’ & ‘seemingly simple – sculpturally sensual’. They are as comfortably suited for a lengthy sojourn around the dining table, as they are good looking enough to live in the hallway or elsewhere, as a convenient place to do up your laces.
Made for you
The pieces have been chosen because we love them and have proven to be irrepressibly popular and you’ve demanded we make them again and hopefully again and again. They are not faits accomplis, or written in tablets of stone, their dimensions, materials and finishes, can be tweaked. This may begin to nudge them towards, or indeed run headlong into, our Slow Furniture-Making Society and the price differences that will entail. All will be agreed before the onset of construction.