eternit stools and tables by nicolas le moigne
eternit stools and tables by nicolas le moigne eternit stools and tables by nicolas le moigne
may 25, 2008

eternit stools and tables by nicolas le moigne

the fractured silhouettes of ‘slip stools’ made of eternit, a concrete/fibre compound

these stools and tables by swiss designer nicolas le moigne were produced of eternit, a concrete and fibre compound.


his ‘slip stools’ are molded and left in a rough form emphasizing the industrial material of which they are made. here, the ‘flash’ (excess material which is left when two molded parts are attached together) which is normally removed in the production process is left as an aesthetic detail.



ECAL eternit stools

the eternit stools and tables are a more refined design, whereby the geometrically shaped objects are finished to reveal a smooth surface. their hollow nature allows one to easily move them.



ECAL eternit stools



production of the stools


the making of eternit furniture


swiss designer nicolas le moigne won the designboom MACEF competition ‘re-think and recycle’in 2005
with ‘watering can‘, later re-named ‘twist & spout’ and unveiled at the ICFF designboom mart in new york in 2005.
the same year le moigne participated also in the designboom mart in tokyo, read his comments here.
  • Is it realy from eternit? eternit is a asbestos-cement and asbestos is carcinogenic agent. Ohh my gosh

    maksman says:
  • Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Do they know the difference between fiber and asbestos?
    the first is ok, the last is deathly!

    frank says:
  • that is funny.. i thought the same as i read it.. eternit!! in any event i think i would still want to sit on this stool.. even if dangerous! it is a beautiful product.. i picked up the watering can and it is nice to see him still out there and making good things… maybe! ha
    question.. who are the champs in the photo? i know it it not le moigne

    dailydesignspot says:

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