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Bag Stools by Gitta Gschwendtner

London designer Gitta Gschwendtner has created a series of stools cast from moulds based on paper shopping bags.


Each stool is made of a mixture of concrete and wood fibres.


The project was commissioned by Time Out magazine and the Design Museum, where the stools are on show.


More information on Gschwendtner's new website.


Gschwendtner has also relaunched her website:

The information below is from Gitta Gschwendtner's press release:


Design Museum and Time Out have commissioned Gitta Gschwendtner to investigate the tangible link between design and the city in an installation for the Design Museum Tank exploring the theme “Consume”. Referencing material consumption, Gitta Gschwendtner has created woodcrete stools cast from moulds based on paper shopping bags.

Their individual, irregular form is created during the casting process and the woodcrete is made up from a mixture of concrete and wood fibres which makes it lighter and a more environmentally friendly material. The stools provide the visitor with a place to experience a contemplative moment to sit and consume the view of London, taking in its sights and sounds and presenting an alternative to the materialistic consumption prevalent in our lives today.

Set up in 1998 Gitta Gschwendtner’s design consultancy includes furniture, interior, exhibition design and public art for arts, cultural and corporate clients. The website features a selection of past and current work including the new Bag Stool installation at the Design Museum Tank.

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