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The BAN Stool by Hector Esrawe Has a Cultural Impact

By: Meghan Young - Published: Nov 17, 2011 • References: esrawe and contemporist
Although the BAN Stool may appear to be inspired by the minimalist aesthetic associated with modern society, it is actually influenced by the stools used by African cultures, including those found in America during pre-Hispanic times. Those seats acted as symbols for status, tradition, religion and identity. Nevertheless, the former observation is exactly what will entice people today to introduce the BAN Stool into their own home. The historic aspect simple solidifies that decision.

Created by Mexican designer Héctor Esrawe, the BAN Stool collection is not just simple, it is rather organic since each seat is made out of select and certified, solid walnut, tzalam and beech wood. The odd angles and stout support lends to the natural look of each BAN Stool, adding character to it as well.