Carly Simmons
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Sketcher's Stool: Connecting to Site

 
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Sketcher's Stool

A portable sitting object that better connects creative people with in-situ drawing experiences. 

Type: Industrial Design

Context: Furniture Design, Woodworking

Guidance: Patrick Kana 

 

Description:

The Sketcher's Stool eliminates barriers when drawing on-site by creating a surface which is intimate to the ground and provides a clean, comfortable place to sit. The stool is portable and lightweight, making it easy to carry between locations, so you never have to stop creating.

 
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Form and Materials:

The stool supports a sketcher using two laminated components. The curved nature of these components introduces a subtle flex factor that mimics a soft-scape, such as grass. At six inches in height, the stool helps sketchers retain a close relationship to their site without the mess and discomfort of sitting directly in the landscape. Lamination, the process of steaming thin strips of wood and bending them together around a custom-made form, shaped the components of the Sketcher’s Stool. Mahogany veneer establishes a visual language that highlights these structural qualities. Custom rasps and files introduce broad curves that accent the silhouette. Finished with Danish Oil.

 
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Process:

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