torafu architects: AA stool torafu architects: AA stool
nov 05, 2012

torafu architects: AA stool

‘AA stool’ by torafu architects

made from 2×4 canadian red cedar wood modules with legs which have been cut at a slight diagonal angle on both ends, the ‘AA stool’ stands at a height of 560mm, slightly above that of a typical chair offering a comfortable upright sitting position. the combination of these simple ‘A-letter’ profile components allows the furniture piece to stand while at the same time providing support for the seat of the stool. designed by torafu architects, the set is comprised of two stools which can be arranged with one another to create a single unit. the stacking and lining up of these lets one create longer bench formations, and when not in use can laid flat for compact storage.

the ‘AA stool’ is a continuation of the japanese firm’s collaboration with ishinomaki laboratory, an initiative which is ‘a place of creating something new’ for the community, established by designers and other creatives in the ishinomaki city of miyagi prefecture. their first product was the ‘skydeck’ which designboom covered here.

A-letter profile

the height of the stool sits just above that of a typical chair

each set is comprised of two stools

individual use

the stool has been designed for compact storage

  • cute and very succinct

    dbkii says:
  • These are beautiful!
    The fact that they can be stacked is fantastic. When I think of the classic static sawhorses that cannot be stacked, these would be a welcome addition. They can either done industrially for a workshop or finished with some hardwood for table supports.

    faf says:
  • clever and siple, LOVE IT!

    ondrei says:
  • like Pavarotti’s C

    Chaszr says:
  • They look extremely uncomfortable!!

    Hriday Gami says:
  • I think they look lovely and fit together perfectly. When I first saw it I thought it can concertina together, which first drew me to this.. It doesn\’t, but have you thought about trying that? it would almost work, you\’d just need the legs to be able to pivot.

    Sandy says:

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