Wooden stool with a gaping mouth
stores a magazine within its seat

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Montreal designer Loïc Bard has created a wooden stool to add to his collection of furniture with gaping mouths that store magazines inside the top.

Andy Stool by Loic Bard

A single magazine can be stored within the thin curved lip of the Andy stool seat.

Andy Stool by Loic Bard

"This new furniture follows the organic shape of my previous creations," said Bard, who has also created a coffee table in a similar style.

Andy Stool by Loic Bard

His collection was influenced by his childhood memories of a trip to Japan: "I designed this [furniture] while remembering the sober atmosphere, the simplicity of the utensils and the rustic environment of the tea ceremony."

Andy Stool by Loic Bard

Three tapered round legs support the irregular-shaped seat, which comes in maple wood finished with natural oil or stained darker colours.

Andy Stool by Loic Bard

  • pozz

    A bit disappointed that it’s Sam Hecht’s studio no less, doing this kind of “desperate-to-be-new” kind of object. Their work is usually minimal, adding a touch of functionality or a gesture, but this is useless, really. From a usability point of view, the idea of a lonely hard stool where you sit to flick through a magazine is naive – a fantasy scenario.

    • pozz

      My mistake! It was the video below which was by Industrial Facility, easy confusion to make. The Hecht in the good books again :p and no offence to the designer intended, each to their own.