axel stool by MID visualizes the craft that created it
axel stool by MID visualizes the craft that created it axel stool by MID visualizes the craft that created it
apr 02, 2015

axel stool by MID visualizes the craft that created it

axel stool by MID visualizes the craft that created it
all images courtesy of MID




lapo germasi and victor pukhov of italian studio MID are driven by the constantly changing relationship between humans and objects. their latest design, the ‘axel stool’, is an exploration in functional and emotional correlation. the stool is reminiscent of the past, and the materials that allow its creation, but with concepts focused on the future of design and interaction. natural ash wood is blended with the unbreakable industrial feeling of metal, held by a single driven wedge. ‘axel’ draws its visual language from traditional working tools–including the one needed to put it together–instilling through its simple gestures, a deeper connection between users and artifact. the stool will be exhibited at ventura lambrate during milan design week 2015.

axel stool MID designboom
assembly of ‘axel’

‘axel stool’

tapered legs in solid ash wood

axel stool MID designboom
the strip of color around the disc recalls the working tools’ finishing


wooden wedge

axel stool MID designboom
wood splitting is strongly visualized in the design

axel stool MID designboom



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