Ewe stools by Yu-Hun Kim

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New Designers 09: Kingston University graduate Yu-Hun Kim presented a range of laminated-felt stools at New Designers in London earlier this month.

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Layers of industrial, wool felt are laminated either side of the plywood core.

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Here's a bit of text from  Yu-Hun Kim:

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‘EWE’ is a charaterised stool, inspired by the contrasting textural feature of soft and hard felt. It is playful, warm, cozy and natural.

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Industrial felt, made form soft wool fiber, can be cut to precise sizes and thicknesses.

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By cutting the laminated felt to a clean edge the stool has the appearance of solid object, however it still retains the felts softness like fur.

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  • Zabel

    Pure geometry + undiluted concept & excellent execution = me likey!

    Laminated felt sounds comfy, though days in the saddle may result in a bull-legged stance and temporary numbness in the perineum.

    In any case, in my minds eye I see the picture of them on their ‘heads’ and imagine their legs flailing wildly to right themselves. Endearing.

    Congrats to Yu-Hun Kim, well done!

  • http://www.kersing.com Wilco

    Well done! Pure and simple – suggestive of a tiny sheep..

  • http://www.designatharrys.com harry

    i saw this at new designers, and thought it was very nice indeed!

  • l dawg

    ewe is exactly right

  • http://www.danielbrowns.com Daniel Brown

    I love these!

  • vico

    nice !

  • designgurunyc

    lovely

  • http://www.puddingvilla.com slalomp

    Comfortable?

  • ambroise

    scale ?

  • http://www.yuhunkim.com Yu-Hun Kim

    Thank you for all interests in EWE stools.

    slalomp: the stools are quite comfortable. Industrial felt is highly pressed but still soft enough to seat on. it depends on the density and thickness of felt, so I used low density to make middle layers and laminated medium density felt for top layer. not really soft, and not too much hard.^^

    ambroise: they are 270x400x400. big enough for children, looks a bit small for adult. the height is a little bit higher than a nomal low chair.

  • GraniteGirl

    Nicely done! Your collection of products are whimsical and wonderful – well presented too.