2020 longlists

Bold Stool
by Ming Design Studio

BOLD STOOL Lacquered with wood grain exposed, dark black
Ming Design Studio

Bold Stool is a simple modern stool that showcases different lacquering techniques.

The studio became fascinated by an ancient natural material-lacquer on a residential trip. The designers wanted to revive this traditional craftsmanship, unveil its unique beauty to bigger audiences, and elevates its art value.

The firm designed a seamless mono-shaped stool, balanced it with a sophisticated curvature transition that can showcase the beauty that different lacquering technique creates.


This project has been longlisted in the seating design project category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Designer: Ming Design Studio
Project: Bold Stool

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