Radice Stools by Industrial Facility
for Mattiazzi

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Milan 2013: British designers Industrial Facility will unveil these three-legged stools for Italian design brand Mattiazzi in Milan this week (+ movie).

Radice Stools by Industrial Facility for Mattiazzi

Named Radice, the stools combine the front-half of a traditional four-legged stool with an unusual single leg in the middle of the back.

Radice Stools by Industrial Facility for Mattiazzi

“Radice has some tension in its form and it is a slight surprise that the third leg works as well as it does to resolve the overall structure," says Industrial Facility's Sam Hecht. "It is in some ways structurally diagrammatic, yet is made comfortable visually and physically because of how this third leg supports the seat.”

Radice Stools by Industrial Facility for Mattiazzi

A low backrest branches upwards from the back leg. Its t-bar shape provides a practical place to hang coats and handbags and is reflected in the bracing at the top and bottom of the legs.

Radice Stools by Industrial Facility for Mattiazzi

The Radice stools have no visible fixings or screws and the seat appears to merely rest on the leg frame.

Radice Stools by Industrial Facility for Mattiazzi

Manufactured by Mattiazzi, the stools will be available in red, yellow, black or natural wood, with additional cushion options. There is also a choice of two heights.

Radice Stools by Industrial Facility for Mattiazzi

This is Industrial Facility's second product for Mattiazzi: in 2010 they presented a chair called Branca, inspired by the growth of tree branches. See all our stories about design by Industrial Facility.

Radice Stools by Industrial Facility for Mattiazzi

Mattiazzi will show the project at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile from 9 to 14 April, alongside chairs based on camping equipment by Jasper Morrison. See all our stories about Mattiazzi.

Radice Stools by Industrial Facility for Mattiazzi

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  • http://cargocollective.com/AndrewGeorgeOMara TIORN

    Looks a lot like Faye Toogood’s Spade chair with slicker woodworking.

  • Mattia

    Beautiful pieces, but that branding is unfortunate. They went to all the trouble of hiding the screws, but emphasise a mark that could have easily been on the bottom of the chair. I hope this trend goes away soon.

  • http://www.chartimages.info Bud Wood

    Initially, it seemed like just another three-legged stool. However, looking more closely, it does appear to be somewhat innovative and worthy of notice. And no, the branding didn’t offend me; it might have been better to use a more quiet logo but the designer is obviously (and justifiably) proud of his work.

  • http://www.walnutgreydesign.com/ Mr Walnut Grey

    That third leg would appear to add a new level of physicality to the stool, providing both a pleasing aesthetic and functional object.