I believe that we all need a little surprise in our daily lives. Things that may capture our attention for a second and maybe, you may not know why at first sight, but makes you think something unexpected. This kind of reaction is necessary to grow our creativity and to open our mind for infinite possibilities.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Etabu is a set of 3 stackable stools with a visual appeal thanks to the particular accommodation in which it seems that they do not have a balance. One of the main characteristics of Etabu, is that it achieves a perfect equilibrium by the exact balance of its torques. That is why the name Etabu, E (equilibrium) and tabu (short word to stool).
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The 3 identical stools are stacked by placing the leg with ring, inside the perforation of the seat and so on and in a totally indistinct way, making Etabu a very understandable and simple to use furniture.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in September 2016 and finished in January 14. It was exhibited in Franz Mayer Museum in México City.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Etabu stool is made of American red oak for the seat and legs and nylon for the support ring and for the protection of the piercing of the seat, avoiding friction that will wear the legs.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The set measures 90 cm high and 40 cm wide. That is, each stool measures 45 cm high by 35 cm. The package has the 3 stools making them to save space.
The research that was used was mainly in aspects of a simple manufacture, saving of space for reduced places and a furniture that allows a few more seats for a meeting place. All of them, focusing on the design of stacking using engineering to achieve it.
The hardest part, was to reach the perfect balance between the stools. It was a repetitive work in calculations and materials.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Alfredo Carreño Reul, 2016.