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Programmable Wooden Stools

The Swish Stool Can Be Adjusted into Predetermined Shapes

— April 20, 2017 — Art & Design
Though made entirely out of wooden parts, the Swish stool nonetheless incorporates the same basic principles that make up the foundation of computer programming. Designed by Carlo Ratti Associati, an architecture and design studio based out of Italy, the Swish stool is made out of interlocking wooden joints that can be configured into several different shapes.

The Swish stool has 27 wooden elements precisely shaped and joined around a central hinge. These elements snap into various positions to allow for the stool as a whole to form different shapes. Beyond the chair configuration (which itself offers several different leg formats,) the Swish stool can also be flattened for easy storage or folded up to make it easier to carry. The stool is currently on display at Milan design week.
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