Beth Shalom Stool

The design of this stool stems from the concept of a three-way conversation. When the conversation becomes interesting the user can lean into the dialogue thereby effecting the situation through gesture. This momentarily breaks the omni-directional nature of a stool. The form was inspired by the floorplan of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Beth Shalom synagogue in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. The overall design spatially mixes arcs, triangles and cubes. Ash, Jute 15” x 15”