london based designer gitta gschwendtner created these concrete and wood fibre stools
using the classic paper bag as a mould. the bag stools were commissioned by the
design museum london and time out, who asked gschwendtner to investigate the theme
of consume as it pertains to design and the city. to create the bag stools
gschwendtner casts them from a mixture of concrete and wood fibres. the wood fibres help
make the stool lighter and more environmentally friendly. the chairs encourage the
visitor to sit and consume the view of london rather than the materialist consumption
associated with the shopping bag. the stools were exhibited in the design museum tank
and placed on the surrounding boardwalk.
this stools departed from the same idea and has the same shape as the june 2007 ‘teo stool’,
winning entry of the designboom / de padova design competition ‘vico magistretti award’.
‘teo’ stool won the second prize. ‘teo stool’ was designed by luciana gonzales franco
and cristian mohaded from argentina. in the exhibition, introduced by paola antonelli
(design curator at MoMA, new york) various prototypes, made in paper, cardboard, felt,
leather,…were on show.
gschwendtner’s stools are made in concrete and on show
at quinze & milan
stand in the fair ground at milan design week 09.
‘bag stools’ at quinze & milan presentation at milan design week 09
‘bag stool’ at quinze & milan presentation at milan design week 09