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The Rope Stool by Minki Kim Was Modeled After Traditional Korean Instrument

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: yankodesign
The Rope Stool may be modeled after a musical instrument, but it does a good job of looking like a piece of furniture, albeit a unique one. Inspired by the janggu, the most widely used drum in Korean traditional music, the Rope Stool is held together by three ropes and a single dowel. Interestingly enough, it requires no other hardware or glue to keep it intact.

Designed by Minki Kim, the Rope Stool may not have the hourglass shape that the classic drum has, but it does feature a thin lip that recalls the top portion of the instrument. With the addition of the ropes, the stool is like a modernized version of the janggu, especially when it comes to color and materials. The Rope Stool will add much character in the home.