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Pal stool by Hallgeir Homstvedt for One Nordic

Product news: his stool by Norwegian designer Hallgeir Homstvedt is held up by three slim, curved legs inspired by skateboards (+ movie).

Pal by Hallgeir Homstvedt

For the Pal stool, made for Finland-based design brand One Nordic, Hallgeir Homstvedt thought back to the time as a teenager when he'd tried to make his own skateboard by bending a piece of plywood.

Pal by Hallgeir Homstvedt

The thin, wide wooden legs are screwed to the outside of the round seat using an x-shaped joint, making the stool stronger and easier to put together and take apart.

Pal by Hallgeir Homstvedt

One Nordic, which launched during Stockholm Design Week this year, is an online shop dedicated to flat-pack designs requiring simple self-assembly, such as Form Us With Love's bent wood furniture collection.

Pal by Hallgeir Homstvedt

Above: Pal stools among the One Nordic collection. Photograph is by Antti Pulli

We've featured a few other projects inspired by skateboards, including a house filled with concrete surfaces for the owner to skateboard over and a prototype for a house where the walls, floors and ceiling are all a skate ramp.

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Photographs are by Linus Vuorio except where stated. Movie thumbnail is by Jonas Lindström.