Pleat Stool Has the Graceful Silhouette of a Spinning Girl in a Gown

 - May 28, 2012
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One of the loveliest aspects of the Pleat Stool is the way that it expresses the drama and movement that is so rare in a piece of furniture. While it may not be the sort of object designed to be twisted and turned about the room, it does flaunt an elegant shape with enchanting fluted detail, delivering the impression that it has only just completed motion.

Chris Hardy gave this exquisite seat its supple silhouette by means of sticking a couple dozen L-shaped cuts of plywood together. At the base, each piece differs slightly from the adjacent one, gradually forming a parabolic skirt that gives the chair its stable footing. The Pleat Stool references Panton's S Chair but embodies such a strong unique identity of its own.