Espresso Stool is developed with capturing a very short moment of a daily life. The moment that the designer captured is to make coffee every single day. It becomes a starting point.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Espresso Stool is conceptually and functionally well balanced. The shape of it is from coffee beans, and through adding a linear felt band on the middle of the seat, both softness and rigidness are properly harmonized.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Although stools have long been considered as a part of various types of chairs, due to its own functional or structural limitation it was hard to create a well-balanced stool that is satisfied two aspects: ergonomics and aesthetics. Based on the inspiration and the concept, Espresso Stool is an ergonomic and aesthetic chair.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in September 2016 in Brooklyn and finished in December 2016 in Brooklyn, NY.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The design process starts with several sketches, and it is included form and construction ideation, 3D modeling in SolidWorks and Rhino, renderings made with Key Shot.
For production, the seat is milled by a CNC Router, and legs are turned in a lathe. Every part is assembled using wood glue.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Width 14 inches x Depth 11 inches x Height 16.5 inches
Stool, Modern, Felt, Coffee, Espresso, Furniture
Espresso Stool is based on the research development of combining rigidness and softness aspects with a lot of material experiments. The research is also considered ergonomic aspects, such as body positions and body structure.
The most challenging aspect of designing Espresso Stool was to keep both the simplicity and functionality of it at a time. Through a lot of experiments with various soft materials, such as liquids, foams, leathers, fabrics, and felts, making it proportionate was very time-consuming.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Image #1: Dongjoo Jung, Espresso Stool, 2016.
Image #2: Dongjoo Jung, Espresso Stool, 2016.
Image #3: Dongjoo Jung, Espresso Stool, 2016.
Image #4: Dongjoo Jung, Espresso Stool, 2016.
Image #5: Dongjoo Jung, Espresso Stool, 2016.