SADDLE STOOL

Saddle stool imitates the gesture of sitting on a horse. 

I was very inspired by the craftsmanship and sophisticated curves of ancient saddles and wanted to make a contemporary furniture that is minimal yet carries the same visual language. 

 

Parade Saddle, on view at The Met.

Parade Saddle, on view at The Met.

 

 

 

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Detail in rendering

Detail in rendering

 
 
Dimensions

Dimensions

 
 

PROCESS

Desk, inspiration boards, sketches and drafts can be seen here.

Desk, inspiration boards, sketches and drafts can be seen here.

 
First concept sketch

First concept sketch

 
1/4 model.

1/4 model.

Fast sketch to understand scale and proportions.

Fast sketch to understand scale and proportions.

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Seat studies which are also the molds for bending ply.

Seat studies which are also the molds for bending ply.

Shape studies for the saddle.

Shape studies for the saddle.

Bending ply in the vacuum bag.

Bending ply in the vacuum bag.

Gluing of the frame.

Gluing of the frame.