the ‘igloo’ stool by page tan image © designboom

drawing on the concept of knitting and weaving, the ‘igloo’ stool designed by singaporean studio page tan, demonstrates an oversize plait constructed from a unique material choice, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) hose. the design of the ‘igloo’ stool requires no internal structure as it leverages on the use of traditional geometric plaiting which is held in place by common nylon cable ties. the result is a strong, yet elastic and soft stool with both visual and structural appeal.

the igloo stool has won the FDA merit award, designers category at this year’s IFFS/AFS singapore furniture fair.

page tan: igloo stool image © designboom

page tan: igloo stool detail image © designboom

page tan: igloo stool image © designboom

— about international furniture fair singapore/ASEAN furniture show (IFFS/AFS)

the international furniture fair singapore, held in conjunction with the ASEAN furniture show (IFFS/AFS) began in 1981 and has since grown to be regarded by industry experts as asia’s most prestigious furniture trade show. IFFS/AFS provides an effective marketing platform for regional companies to venture into global markets. as a testimony to the quality of the show, IFFS/AFS is the first asian-based international furniture fair to be accepted as a member of the elite union des foires internationales, a paris-based international authority on trade fairs. in addition, it is the only furniture trade event in singapore to be awarded the ‘approved international fair’ status by the singapore tourism board. IFFS/AFS is set to become even more comprehensive for the furniture players, with the addition of the inaugural deco asia and hospitality asia to expand the scope of the show.