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Chess-Inspired Seating

Wooden Stools by Giorgio Bonaguro Have a Lovely Logic to Their Design

— October 5, 2013 — Art & Design
Once you discover that these wooden stools by Giorgio Bonaguro were influenced by the forms of chess pieces, the objects' quirky shapes begin to make more sense. Even without this knowledge, however, one can easily appreciate the unique sculptural forms that have been carefully crafted from cedar.

The Alfiere, Pedone and the Regina respectively mimic the tops of the bishop, the pawn and the queen or the rook. One of the most intriguing elements in the collection of three is the slit down the side of the Alfiere. The inward-angled slot is ideal for storing things like newspapers and magazines. The carved wooden stools by Giorgio Bonaguro are playful pieces that serve as great seats or side tables in either of two orientations.
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