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Hoc Stools Feature Seats Made from the Merging of Each of Their Legs

 - Dec 11, 2012
References: brunner-group & blog.leibal
The convention of constructing a backless chair involves the assembly of vertical supports and a separate seat on top. Unusually, these Brunner Hoc Stools have sittable surfaces that are formed by the horizontal extension of each of the weight-bearing props.

Three elegant pieces of molded oak or beech wood broaden smoothly and gradually from fine footprints. Once they've reached full height, the treated timber components form soft 90-degree bends and expand into warped pentagonal shapes. Together, the trio fit together like pieces of a puzzle.

Two models of the Hoc Stools include a short version and a tall barstool with a metal brace and footrest. Jürgen Laub and Markus Jehs have finished off their crisp-looking creations with matte, lacquer or varnish and the choice of colorful or natural timber.