Ribbon Stool by Jan Lutyk
Warsaw-based designer Jan Lutyk has created the Ribbon Stool. The simple yet elegant seating unit is made from plywood ribbons, bent in three directions. The organic form is a result of the behaviour of the material, “the layers of veneer follow the natural shape of the wood grain.” The stool design has won the 2013 RED DOT Design Concept Award.
From the designer, “The object looks like it was made from a single ribbon of plywood, but for the purposes of production it was divided into pieces. The two pressed modules form one leg, and the three identical legs make up the seat. The profiles seek to attain a convex shape, as opposed to typical plywood products made up of flat elements; this means we can use less material to obtain a similar stiffness. Ecological and economical at the same time. This lightweight, minimalistic construction gives enough support and provides comfortable seat.”