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Tue 3.7.

‘Aro’ stool by Oscar Diaz (UK)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 03.07.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Close up of ‘Aro’ stool by Oscar Diaz; photo by Giuliano Koren

As part of ‘Edition of 9′ exhibition which was organised earlier this year for the occasion of Milan’s Ventura Lambrate, the London-based designer Oscar Diaz has realised this lightweight, pared-down wooden stool called ‘Aro’. Handcrafted by local craftsmen from the Vicenza province, the three-legged design incorporates two hoops which, apart from forming the seat, are also intended to serve as a handle. ‘Aro’ is available in either natural or stained black ash. See a series of striking, black-and-white images documenting the production process below.

‘Aro’ stool by Oscar Diaz; photo by Giuliano Koren

More about the design:

 

‘Stools are occasional pieces of furniture, and as such we move them around constantly. With this in mind, my intention was to make a stool both lightweight and easy to pick up.

 

‘The rounded contours of Aro, invite to sit and look visually soft. It was also important that while having its own character, the stool would have the ability to blend well in a variety of environments.The level of craftsmanship is demonstrated on the joints that link the top parts and the legs at different angles.’

‘Aro’ stool by Oscar Diaz; photo by Giuliano Koren

Local craftsman working on ‘Aro’; photo by Giuliano Koren

Local craftsman working on ‘Aro’; photo by Giuliano Koren

Local craftsman working on ‘Aro’;; photo by Giuliano Koren

The finished design; photo by Giuliano Koren

Local craftsman with finished ‘Aro’; photo by Giuliano Koren

to Oscar Diaz’s website

 

to the Edition of 9 website

 

to Architonic’s photo tour of Ventura Lambrate, Part 2

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