eyal hirsh: pet stool eyal hirsh: pet stool
aug 08, 2011

eyal hirsh: pet stool

‘pet stool’ (red) by eyal hirsh

for his final project at shenkar college, israel, designer eyal hirsh wanted to find a way in which to bring more playfulness into the living room through a stool. the result is ‘pet stool’, a furniture object made from oak wood which features a textile ‘appendage’ of sorts which functions as the seat and third leg, extending downwards and out into a plush, friendly creature that one can play and interact with. inside this cushion leg there is an aluminum brace that keeps the stool stable, allowing it to look mysteriously soft and floating.

designer’s own words: ‘my purpose in this project was to create a new interaction between us and the furniture around us, and through this experience, to allow us to feel, maybe act differently and more freely when were around the ‘pet stool’. to me it seems important to bring joy, and allow people to release their inhibitions more frequently then we usually do.’

up close of the third leg which extends outwards into a ‘plush creature’ which one can play and interact with

‘pet stool’ yellow

‘pet stool’ (red)

pet stools

pet stool, close up

sketches

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication.

  • that look like pure fun! would love to play with it!
    for the first time in my life i`m using the word play to describe interaction with a piece of furniture. that`s great!

    MANU says:
  • Great fun. Great little video too.

    iag says:
  • Wow, this is interesting furniture. I like the video also.
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    michael says:
  • Awesome! A fun furniture! I loved it!

    yaen says:
  • love to have it~ very nice

    MOI says:

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