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The Serif Stool Has a Graceful Beauty One Might Not Expect of Metal

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: charleswilsondesign & indesignlive
The Serif Stool seems to have been born out of a bit of an experiment with the idea of poured molten aluminum as inspiration. While there is an undoubted rigidity to the clean lines and tailored shapes, a lively silhouette emerges that expresses this simple piece of furniture as an elegant sculpture.

Powder-coated in a vibrant yellow, the cast aluminum seat was made for inclusion in an exhibition highlighting the exciting creations of Australian designers who work with the same manufacturing process. Charles Wilson played up the historical perception of the material with its predominant use in machinery and describes his piece as resembling "the by-product of something else or a discard." The Serif Stool can thus be considered as a quirky found object that functions remarkably well as a comfy contemporary perch. Stats for Industrial Tulip Seating Trending: Older & Chilly
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