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Stool by Aldo Bakker

At Object Rotterdam in the Netherlands this week Dutch designer Aldo Bakker will present a collection of stools made of reclaimed wood coated in a clear glossy lacquer.

Each piece in the limited edition consists of a slightly domed top supported by one turned leg and a wider carved block of wood.

Bakker designed the stools for Amsterdam gallery Particles.

More about Aldo Bakker on Dezeen:

Urushi series of lacquered objects (October 2009)
Ceramic Tableware (March 2009)

Photographs are by Erik and Petra Hesmerg.

Here's some text from Particles:


Stool by Aldo Bakker

Stool is composed from a volume, a flat surface and a line, a composition that evokes associations with ‘corporality’. It reveals both the individual volumes and the relations, and often fragile connections, of an organically grown skeleton. The object is explained from the inside out.

The two flat sides provide space for the singular leg, it’s exhibited and protected at the same time and reveals the three points, where the composition is balanced on. Every stool will be made from a different type of carefully selected old wood, assembled in 8 corresponding slices. The unique pieces are hand finished and lacquered with a glasslike varnish that magnifies the beauty of the wood.

Stool is exclusively produced by Particles. Limited edition of 100.
design: 2009
size: 360 x 360 x 340 mm
material: each edition a different type of carefully selected old wood
production: Kuperus & Gardenier
produced: Particles
photography: Erik and Petra Hesmerg