Felix de Pass

Kitchen Stool 1
Kitchen Stool 2
Kitchen Stool 3
Kitchen Stool 4
Kitchen Stool 5
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Kitchen Stool

Felix de Pass teamed up with architect Alison Brooks to create a kitchen stool as a part of a series of collaborations curated by Sir Terrance Conran for the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC). The stool is manufactured by Benchmark and was exhibited at the V&A as part of the 2014 London Design Festival.

The stool that sits at a kitchen counter is the most popular seat in many homes, offering a dynamic way of sitting – somewhere to eat or read a paper or work on your laptop. There’s a sense of transience to sitting on a stool; you don’t have to commit to sitting down.

De Pass and Brooks’s kitchen stool design in solid American cherry offers a visual lightness, simplicity and ease of use. A central column and raised foot ring frees up as much space as possible under the seat, whilst ensuring the user’s legs and body are not interrupted. The turned wooden top that is slightly dished and has rounded edges enables comfort and invites the user.

Year 2014

Client AHEC

With Alison Brooks

A softness and seamless quality is achieved by three identical steam bent one-piece leg components that join and visually flow into what looks like a single central stem. This solution is also very efficient – both in terms of production and structural stability.

A softness and seamless quality is achieved by three identical steam bent one-piece leg components that join and visually flow into what looks like a single central stem. This solution is also very efficient – both in terms of production and structural stability.

Kitchen Stool 1 1
Kitchen Stool 1 2
Kitchen Stool 1 3

American cherry is a positive environmental choice, being a highly desirable timber which machines well and is readily available in the US forest but which has been under-utilised in recent years. AHEC’s Life Cycle Assessment scored the stool as carbon neutral on a cradle to grave basis.

Photos / Film: Petr KrejĨí

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