Elephant Stool

Designed by Sori Yanagi, 1954

Designed in 1954, this lightweight and stackable chair lend itself to use in gardens and balconies as well as inside the home. Crafted from dyed-through polypropylene, this functional stool is a re-edition of the version that appears in the Vitra Design Museum.

Size: W51.5cm x H37cm x D46.5cm
Material: Polypropylene
Colors: Black / White
Availability: In Stock


Sori Yanagi creates truly unique organic designs. His ingenious approach to design does not end at furniture as he is also celebrated as lighting, cutlery, metro station, and car designer. Elephant Stool is one of the most celebrated post-war Japanese designs, today Sori Yanagi's black Elephant Stool remains as appealing as ever, with its clear formal idiom and superb functionality.

The design of the elephant stool is combining western industrial designs with Japan's native artisanal traditions, which was influenced by Charles & Ray Eames at that time. Back then he introduced the new technology for using "FRP fiberglass" material into the furniture design and used a simple arc to design a large three-leg stool that looks like the leg of an elephant's. The natural organic form and stackable functionality are worth appreciating.


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