Folding Stool (W104)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Folding Stool

Made in

London

Date

1995

Description

Foldable cardboard stool with a cherry veneer, resembling a pair of scissors.

Materials and techniques

Corrugated cardboard, wood adhesive, cherry veneer. Laminated cardboard is glued vertically to maximise its strength, and locks tightly as one's weight bears down on it.

Dimensions

width:  35cm
depth:  15cm
height:  56cm

Object number

W104

Category

  • Folding Stools, Tomoko Azumi, 1995, Crafts Council Collection: W103 & W104. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

    Folding Stools, Tomoko Azumi, 1995, Crafts Council Collection: W103 & W104. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

1997: This stool borrowed its structural principle from the traditional Japanese travel neck-rest. Laminated cardboard is glued vertically to maximise its strength, and locks tightly as one's weight bears down on it. It is a 'sketching stool', you can carry and use to perch on for a short time, in a similar fashion to a shooting stick.