satsuki ohata's cheesy fondue stool at milan design week 2015
satsuki ohata's cheesy fondue stool at milan design week 2015 satsuki ohata's cheesy fondue stool at milan design week 2015
apr 16, 2015
satsuki ohata's cheesy fondue stool at milan design week 2015


satsuki ohata’s cheesy fondue stools at milan design week 2015
all images courtesy of shouta kikuchi

 

 

 

liquid cheese floods over the piece of food as it slips deeper into the pot. when retrieved, the viscous melt follows, dripping back into the pot. the delicious process of fondue became the main influence for japanese designer satsuki ohata’s ‘fondue stool’. taking directly from the gastronomic process, ohata used a sponge dipped in material to create the stool. a highly absorbent sponge was dipped into liquid, colored PVC then dried with hot air. as the piece dries, gravity and PVC weigh the sponge downwards, molding it until it freezes in a solidified state. when dry, the ‘fondue stool’ is a fully functional and unique object. the design will be presented at salone satellite during milan design week 2015


this isn’t cheese! 


dipped sponge


gravity weighing on dipped sponges shape the form as it dries


‘fondue stool’ 


three stools


they may look like giant slices of cheese, but don’t try to eat them


relaxing 


botanical collaboration


land of the fondue


every stool takes its form spontaneously 


cheese fondue

 

 

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