Subtle Play

 

“Oblio” is stool that resulted from asking the question “what does it mean to be playful?”  Inspired by those who need to fidget in order to think, this stool was designed with a full range of motion in mind. A maple seat ‘plugs’ into a rubber half sphere, which plugs into a maple base. The underside of the seat is convex, and without a rigid or fixed connexion the seat can swivel, rock, and bounce. The rubber is made lighter by utilizing a semi-rigid foam interior. The stool takes cues from beloved childhood toys and Scandinavian design while the connections come directly from material exploration.