jason dembski & ryan horsman: chopstick/steamer stool
 
jason dembski & ryan horsman: chopstick/steamer stool
apr 06, 2009

jason dembski & ryan horsman: chopstick/steamer stool

designers jason dembski & ryan horsman teamed up to create this stool that reuses chopsticks and steamer trays. the design was first developed at b.a.s.e. beijing and based on the chinese culture’s ability to make waste useful. the designers used two common chinese objects, chopsticks and steamer trays and reconfigured them to create a stool. six trays have been stacked on top of each other and hundreds of disposable chopsticks stand on a hidden foam cushion to allow them to move independently. the design has won a number of awards and also been exhibited in the US and china.

http://jasondembski.carbonmade.com http://www.basebeijing.cn

jason dembski & ryan horsman: chopstick/steamer stool

jason dembski & ryan horsman: chopstick/steamer stool

  • Kenneth Cobonpue’s Chiquita Stool from more than 3 years ago is a better design in my opinion. The shiny metal barrel is a beautiful contrast to the unfinished rattan poles. Those chopsticks can snag on fabric.

    Clint
  • Kenneth Cobonpue’s Chiquita Stool from more than 3 years ago is a better design in my opinion. The shiny metal barrel is a beautiful contrast to the unfinished rattan poles. Those chopsticks can snag on fabric.

    Clint
  • The Kenneth Cobonpue piece came first as well as similar pieces by other designers, and more are sure to follow. i think what sets this piece apart is the implication that it can become a DIY project for little to no money at all.

    mark
  • Thats exactly, what I think. This is a straight up copy of Kenneth Cobonpue’s Chiquita Stool. The Chiquita appears much more refined though. Having only sat on the Chiquita i cannot compare comfort, though this one does conjour images of a bed of nails.

    O!
  • Exactly the same concept as the Chiquita stool by Kenneth Cobonpue… which came first?

    The Chiquita is actually really comfortable, as the poles mold to your bum due to the hidden cushion underneath.

    Jackson
  • that looks really cool, but really useless.
    honestly, i don’t want to sit on chopsticks. it doesn’t sound comfortable.

    sam

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