This stool was inspired by a production technique established by General Electrics that has been mainly used in the beginning of the 1900‘s. "Micarta" is a fibre-reinforced plastic that has extreme strength due to a compression-moulding process. It was commonly used to make the handles of knifes or swords and has since then been out of fashion. After experimenting with the process of soaking fibrous material into resin, layering it and sanding it, Timo thought of a simplified industrial production. By reusing old textiles and leather, soaking them and then simply pushing them into a mould, a stone like material is created. The result is comparably weaker than the original "Micarta" but therefore offers more comfort when used to make a seating surface as for this stool.
Leather, Paper, Textile, Resin