~ table - yellow

Bureau is a collection of a table, stool and side table.

With this stool (designed for use with the Bureau - table) I explored the correlation of the horizontal surface of the seat and the vertical support that creates a stool.

I wanted to achieve a balance of substance and elegance with the two contrasting elements of the seat and the stilt like legs that support and contain it.

Again by creating a substantial volume with the seat it was important that there was a physical connection with the steel legs in which it hangs from. Communicating the balance each element has achieved in relation to each other.

The two elements are very different in material, colour, texture and form. Though become unified through their physical connection that is communicated by the seat, which hangs from the stilt like legs that support the seat randomly along its edge.

As with the Bureau - table, the legs are made of steel with subtle radiuses added along the edges of each tube as well radiuses have been used in the connection with the horizontal ring that the seat hangs from. The supporting structure has been painted in a dark matte purple.

The seat has been painted with a textured yellow paint and finished with a clear gloss gel coat creating a subtle pebbled surface. I feel that this tactile quality adds to the design by contrasting the matte steel legs as well as adding character to the stool. I believe texture is an important quality in design and effects how we interact with the objects around us.

Proportionatly smaller then the
Bureau - Side Table

Prototype - Seeking Producer/Manufacture

~ 2010