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Loft Stool

My Role:
Services Rendered:
Industrial design, Fabrication, Sales
Tools Used:
Metalworking, Welding, Fabrics, Resin Molding, Powder Coating,
Project Overview:

A unique furniture exploration utilizing 100% wool felt and its ability to provide comfort and integrity, steel and its structural capabilities, and poly-urethane resin as a hardening and form-setting medium.

Site Design

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Our goal was to build something with a modern aesthetic, light construction, and playful form.


Copper wire sketches (left) - Steel rod sketches (right)

After exploring forms and becoming familiar with characteristics of metal wire, we transitioned into working with true steel rod and chose felt as a unique secondary material.

Exploring different methods for bending metal rod.


Clamps holding seat mold in place during stool production.

With design finalized, and jigs designed, we produced 15 total stools.

Working with Felt

Wool felt is a soft, moldable material, and is therefore not known for its rigidity. We wanted to utilize the message of softness and comfort offered by felt, but also find a way to use it as a structural material.

Seat Forming Process

Cutting the Felt

To form the seat of the stool, each layer of felt is hand-cut using a knife and a wooden jig.

Resin Bonding

To form each seat, resin is applied  between two layers of felt to both strengthen the material, and maintain the integral softness on the outer layers.

Additional Structure

A section of metal rod between two felt layers.

In order to attach the seat to the metal frame, a small segment of metal rod is placed between the two layers of felt to create a ledge for the frame to snap over.

The Sale

When production was completed, a furniture design sale was held to both showcase and sell off the stools. Within the first half of the show, our stool sold out.