TRUSS STOOL

Truss stool is a furniture inspired by the structure of a jetty found along the beach of Pointe aux Piments in Mauritius. The legs of the stool mimic the triangular truss structure, while the rectangular seat reflects the walking boards of the jetty. By putting multiple stools together, they become a souvenir of the place.

Expertise

Observational Research, Form Studies

Year of Production

2018

Dimensions (right)

W 250 x L 400 x H 315 mm

Dimensions (left)

W 280 x L 400 x H 315 mm

Materials

Nyatoh, Jatoba

Finish

Hand-oiled

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A PROJECTION INTO THE SEA
Along the coast of Pointe aux Piments is a jetty frequented by locals and tourists for its panoramic view of the horizon. As evening comes, people slowly gather on the structure, some sitting on the edge, some simply standing, but all there to watch the sunset
RECREATING THE JETTY EXPERIENCE
The stool has a low sitting height which as it is a key experience of the jetty.
SHIMMERING QUALITIES
To further deepen the experience, Jatoba wood has been used for the seat as its wood grain mimics the shimmering of sea water.
REPRESENTING CULTURAL DIVERSITY
The jetty is loved by people of different cultures. To represent this diversity, a blend of eastern (Nyatoh) and western timber (Jatoba) have been incorporated into the making of the stool.
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Using form, ergonomics, and material to create a sensorial experience of being on a jetty