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The Ane stool is formed through the unique use of multiple pieces of one shape of wood positioned and cut in a dynamic way.
The Whole Story
The Ane stool evolved around a goal to come up with a relatively simple to manufacture design that appeared complex, based on basic geometric shapes. The circle formed the basis for the design.
Ane stool is a solid timber stool with a powder coated steel frame.The seat is formed through the unique use of multiple pieces of one shape of wood positioned and cut in a dynamic way. The simple placement of three geometric circles allows the Ane timber stool to be cut in a way to give the appearance of a complex furniture piece.
The Ane stool is angled slightly higher at the back so that the person sitting is drawn to a natural seated position. The struts of timber roll over on each side and narrow with a circular cut toward the front for a comfortable sitting position with either both legs to the front or one off to the side.
Research for Ane was based on final material selections. A lot of research was conducted at the prototype stage especially into the use of plantation or certified timber. The steel frames thickness was researched and tested to enable sufficient strength but also to take into consideration the viability of the stool for shipping purposes due to weight. The end user breakdown cycle was also considered. Although designed to be durable and as a piece of furniture to be kept for a life time, the ease of deconstruction for recyclable purposes was important. The final piece was designed so that it could be packed and easily shipped with minimal effort for the end consumer to attach the legs and use.
Ane is a Scottish word- used of a single unit or thing;