slot stools project by luke gorden is an exploration into 'toolless furniture'
slot stools project by luke gorden is an exploration into 'toolless furniture' slot stools project by luke gorden is an exploration into 'toolless furniture'
jul 28, 2016

slot stools project by luke gorden is an exploration into 'toolless furniture'


‘slot stools’ are a pair of knock-down seats than can be easily assembled and disassembled, using four single components; tubular legs, leather fabric, robe and tapered walnut dowels. the design project is an exploration into ‘toolless furniture’, requiring no hardware, or manual in order to be constructed.

each stool is held together by tension rope




the design by luke gordon, builds upon a DIY aesthetic, by using a series of components that can be assembled to form the playful yet contemporary furniture piece. each stool is held together by a tension rope, which interlaces the treated leather which is wrapped around the seat of the chair. the tapered dowels easily slot into the base of each leg, making a bold contrast against the fluorescent orange of the tubular parts.

each stool is held together by a tension rope

single ‘slot stool’

the project is an exploration into ‘toolless furniture’

tapered dowels easily slot into each of the leg’s tubing

‘slot stool’ disassembled

each seat is made of treated leather with brass grommets

each leg was bent on the diacro

each dowel started as a ripped piece of walnut that were then turned on the lathe

powder coated legs hanging to dry




designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.


edited by: hollie smith | designboom

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