MOSK Barstool by Cherif Morsi

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
MOSK

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Barstool

INSPIRATION:
Islamic architecture, and its ingenuous way to distribute weight using minimal structure, was the main inspiration behind this contemporary and useful stool.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Inspired by Islamic architecture and its clever way of distributing weight using minimal material while achieving great rigidity, Mosk boasts a remarkably light weight of just 3.8 kg. Its looks are a direct result of form following function, rendering the footrest an integral part of the legs in the process making it unique, functional and visually distinctive as well as cost-effective in its production through a basic repetition (total of 8) of one single bent stainless steel tubing element fusing together to form the whole structure, including the footrest, in one chassis ready to receive its top. Welding in the pictured prototype is spot welding while it could also be made using tigg welding to hide welding points. Materials and Dimensions: stainless steel tubing painted or natural wooden top optional half paint 45 cm base diameter 76 cm seat height

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Mosk performs better first in terms of design as it is unique in integrating the foot rest within the "legs". This led to a very distinctive barstool. Its function is further enhanced thanks to its remarkably light weight of approx. 3.8 kilograms which comes handy when handled and moved.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Cairo, Egypt 2010 - Chattenden UK 2013 First prototype done in July 2013 Was exhibited at 100% Design, Earl's Court, London, UK, September 18 - 21 2013.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
CNC or manual stainless steel tubing chassis, Spot welded, clear polished or half length rubber spray paint finish CNC or turned wood, painted in rubber paint or natural wood, grooved from the bottom to rest on stainless steel chassis Hard rubber leg caps, black

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
45 cm base diameter 33 cm seat diameter 76 cm seat height 3.8 - 4.0 kg net weight

TAGS:
cherif morsi mosk stainless steel barstool

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Wanting to design a distinctive, functional and simple barstool, I toyed with a few concepts mainly using steel tubing. After probably a few hundred little hand and computer sketches, I discovered the only solution to my initial concept was to apply an islamic architectural and structural "logic" to distribute the weight down through a simple yet very well planned structure. This could be achieved simply by repeating 8 identical structural elements, or legs and grouping them together to construct the whole structure in one go without the need to add a footrest as it is automatically formed into the structure. Islamic architecture proves it is still as fresh and contemporary as if it emerged in 2010!

CHALLENGE:
To find a way to avoid bending of the tubing structure's footrest as it "floats" outside the stool's main circle footprint without sacrificing neither stability neither aesthetics and function.

ADDED DATE:
2013-09-26 16:11:17

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IMAGE CREDITS:
image 1: photo credits to Carl Glover (Aleph Studio), London, UK

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
CHERIF MORSI

PROFILE:
Cherif Morsi is an Egyptian architect/designer. In 2000, he won a Special Mention in the design competition Alessi (Italy) organized through YoYo, a torch having a telescopic stand for ease of handsfree operating. in 2004, his Wodoo ashtray was edited by Sawaya & Moroni (Italy). In 2006, Cherif won a design competition with Droog (The Netherlands) and his t-shirt entered production the year after. In 2007, his Ming lamp collection became part of Covo (Italy)'s collection. His Lunique coffee table was chosen by Sawaya & Moroni to complement their line of products in 2008. He has designed various furniture items for leading Egyptian manufacturers and has taught product design at the German University in Cairo. He has designed many high profile interiors for some of Egypt's highest profile companies and individuals. Corporate identities, logos, flyers and other graphic medium are also part Cherif's extensive body of work.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Mosk Barstool by Cherif Morsi is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Mosk Barstool by Cherif Morsi is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2013 - 2014.



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