Showcase by Max Frommeld

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New Designers 08: designer Max Frommeld exhibited his Showcase stool at New Designers last month.

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The stool is held rigid by tension in the twisted rope. No tools are required for assembly but an object of the owner's choice is required to maintain the tension.

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"It is a stool based on the principle of rigidness through tension," explains Frommeld. "Inspired by a traditional bow saw, the structure is a successful exploitation of the material's natural attributes."

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"The central component can be replaced with a carefully selected object for personalisation."

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Frommeld was presented with the BDC New Designer of the Year award at the show. See details of the other winners and more of Frommeld's work in our previous story.

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  • Xit

    NIce conecpt, the old principal for keeping tension in bow saws .

    Not so convinced by the esthethic, I’d prefer either a stool that completely contrasts itself from the locking article (maybe its just the lateral bar that needs to be changed or a homogenious design without the ‘adhocism’.

    Overall an interesting piece and principal of construction.

  • Xit

    NIce concept, the old principal for keeping tension in bow saws .

    Not so convinced by the esthethic, I’d prefer either a stool that completely contrasts itself from the locking article (maybe its just the lateral bar that needs to be changed) or a homogenious design without the ‘adhocism’.

    Overall an interesting piece and principal of construction.

  • stev

    Cool construction. I like the idea a lot. The design could be more pure to give a better frame for the selected individual object.

  • noname

    OMG :)
    why does it remind me of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre…
    like it anyway

  • james mason

    but what’s the point?

  • sander
  • NiCos

    i hope you never hit that hammer accidentally while sitting on it….