Aside from our love of constraints, we also curate shows simply to create deadlines and experimental opportunities for ourselves as well as other designers. The brief for PLUS was to design a stool that was under 2 feet x 2 feet, a maximum of two materials, and was more than just a seat. Selected submissions had to fit within these constraints and be a stool that was designed with an intent, function, or specific purpose in mind.

In conjunction with JOIN we conceived, designed, curated, executed, and participated in this group show which debuted at IDS West in Vancouver, BC. The result was a collection of 10 one-of-a-kind stool designs from studios across the United States. Showcasing a wide variety of functionality, scale, and materiality within the given constraints.

Our submission—Print Stool, pairs our love of materiality with our obsession with printed matter. Sturdy White Oak sandblasted to reveal beautifully patterned textures combined with a natural leather sling to hold magazines and newspapers. Encouraging more time dedicated to sitting and reading.

Participating designers:
Bosque Design, Fleet, fruitsuper, Look Luk Studio, Melanie Abrantes Designs, Parallel Lines, Piano Nobile, Speechless Studios, Studio Gorm, Trey Jones Studio

Image Credit: Megumi Shauna Arai | Sponsored by: Civilization and GRAY