Asterisk Puzzle Stool for Children by Christina Sicoli
Canadian design student Christina Sicoli has created the Asterisk, a puzzle stool for children. The stool is made from 17 interlocking birch plywood pieces and it is assembled without any tools. According to the designer, “The Asterisk puzzle stool is an interactive learning experience for children. From creation to utilization, the child is involved.
The stool is assembled without any tools, simply the joinery of 17 interlocking pieces.
Each different shape corresponds using colour to a notch on the stool base. Parents are encouraged to teach their children about colour as well as construction.
Asterisk challenges children’s motor skills, nesting the different geometric shapes together. The surprising and contemporary form can stand alone in any environment, or be taken apart and stored away.
The stool is constructed entirely out of baltic birch plywood. It is finished in latex stain and an oil rub, bringing out the plywood’s grain, as well as making it resistant to staining.”
Image Courtesy: Christina Sicoli