‘straw stool’ by gina hsu and nagaaki shaw

gina hsu and nagaaki shaw of tawainese firm DHH studio have created ‘straw stool’. the chair looks at employing the qualities of rice, grain and straw as a medium for the jenju village community initiative, which aims to preserve the village’s rural culture surrounding the rice paddy industry. other designs were created as part of the cause, such as bird feeders and cocoon-like capsules which designboom covered here. the seating reflects the material exploration with strong textural characteristics of the natural components celebrated in the piece. as the natural substance does not have much durability on its own, it is combined with epoxy resin to improve its strength.

gina hsu + nagaaki shaw: straw stool various texture is achieved through the grain and straw

gina hsu + nagaaki shaw: straw stool detail of the seating

gina hsu + nagaaki shaw: straw stool a mixture of rice and grains create the design

gina hsu + nagaaki shaw: straw stool the natural material is strengthened with epoxy

gina hsu + nagaaki shaw: straw stool process images

gina hsu + nagaaki shaw: straw stool image © designboom

gina hsu + nagaaki shaw: straw stool the selection of projects at the agri-expo for DMY berlin image © designboom