paul menand: modest stool paul menand: modest stool
jun 21, 2012

paul menand: modest stool

how paul menand’s ‘modest stool’ works

french designer paul menand has sent us images of his latest furniture project ‘modest stool’. following in the vein of this ‘3-in-1’ design previously seen with his ‘triplette chair’ (which designboom covered here), menand’s newest creation utilizes a similar principle of nesting in which three versions of a stool can be used individually or stacked into one another to form a single unit. this is accomplished through the base piece having half-pipe legs and three openings in its seat (as also seen with the second stool) to allow the successive ones to sit within.

separating the stools

both the middle and bottom stool have slots for nestling into one another, while the base also features half-pipe legs in order that the three may sit within each other

individual seats

stacked unit

video demonstrating the use of the ‘modest’ stool

  • but i like it

    moderndesign2120 says:
  • Why not, it’s a neat idea.

    BreezeAir says:
  • Now that is excellent design; understand a problem and solve it in the simplest way possible.
    Gives you a product with elegance and beauty.

    mackenzie collins says:
  • very nice. simple, but not for the obese šŸ™ will there be a bariatric model?

    rich says:
  • Brilliant!

    rjayn says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

(3 articles)

design news