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.
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.’