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Customizable DIY String Seating

The Strung Stool by Not Tom is Put Together by the User

— July 4, 2013 — Art & Design
The designers behind the Strung Stool appear to have taken some notes from a few spidery friends. Although the frame looks like a typical stool, the seat surface is something else completely. In place of a solid material, The Strung Stool is created using a web of string, hence its name.

Conceived by Rich & Harry of Not Tom, a studio based in London, England, the Strung Stool "lies at the place where craft and DIY meet design," as described on Design Milk. Essentially, the user can build the simple flat-packed frame as they want while adding the string in what ever pattern comes to mind first. It comes in a variety of colors.

The Strung Stool is currently vying for funds on Kickstarter.
Trend Themes
1. Customizable DIY Furniture - This trend presents an opportunity for businesses to develop furniture products that can be assembled and customized by the user.
2. Creative Use of String Material - This trend opens up possibilities for companies to explore and innovate with string as a material in various industries.
3. Crowdfunding Furniture Projects - This trend indicates a growing market for businesses to leverage crowdfunding platforms to fund and launch innovative furniture designs.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Manufacturing - This industry can capitalize on customizable DIY furniture trends by offering products that cater to consumers' desire for personalization and creativity.
2. Craft and DIY - Companies in this industry can explore the use of string in their products and develop innovative DIY craft kits that incorporate string as a key component.
3. Crowdfunding Platforms - The rise of crowdfunding furniture projects creates an opportunity for platforms to specialize in hosting and promoting unique and customizable furniture designs.
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