The starting point for this project was the invitation to the European Design Exhibition 2011 (6 – 21 May) in Düsseldorf where 40 designers from 40 different countries were invited to design a stool that fits to their country – “SIT DOWN PLEASE! 40 stools from 40 countries”.
The archetype for this project was the 3-legged milking stool used from farmers in Austria and within the whole Alpine region, for milking their cows. The turned legs are fixed with a modified tenon joint on the plywood seat. This type of connection is used very frequently in classic farmhouse chairs, making it the ideal connection for this stool.
Designer: Alexander Gufler Material: Ash and plywood