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‘Sidekick Stool’ by Timothy John for Thanks (NZ)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 03.12.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

‘Sidekick Stool’ by Timothy John for Thanks

A Kiwi furniture designer Timothy John has created this linear cork-and-metal stool for a New Zealand-based fashion brand Thanks. Composed of a round cork seat supported by a delicate, steel wire base which is available in either black or white colour versions, ‘Sidekick’ was inspired by “the silhouette of a glass science beaker.”

Black version of the ‘Sidekick Stool’ by Timothy John

More about the design:

 

‘As the contents of an old school beaker were contained with a cork stopper, so too the stool top is made of cork. Cork is a natural product that intrigues the senses. It is warm, smooth, velvety to touch and earthy to smell. It is also is impermeable, buoyant, non-allergenic and fire resistant.’

‘Sidekick Stools’ by Timothy John for Thanks

‘Sidekick Stools’ by Timothy John for Thanks

to Timothy John’s website

 

to Architonic’s ‘Design in Cork’ theme