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Striking Chair Design : Douglas’s LumBar Stool

Reflecting the way in which stone is developed from thousands of layers of earth movement, James Douglas’s LumBar stool is a striking chair design that would be a very powerful accent for organic spaces (especially homes with attached bar sections).  Developed from stacked CNC-cut plywood around a single 12mm steel bar, the LumBar stool appears almost dangerous in how it is strangely reminiscent of the edges of the Grand Canyon, the sides of steeply sliced waterfalls in Venezuela or crumbling desert rock formations in Jordan.  This stool would be an amazing accent in wide organic spaces that use a lot of natural materials and colors.  As its made of plywood, it would be great to see a designer use this for an outdoor bar or lounge. Finally I don’t think that is to comfortable and I can’t believe one can be sitting there for a long time without a cushion.

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3 responses to “Striking Chair Design : Douglas’s LumBar Stool” - Add yours!

  1. falnfenix said:
    July 29, 2009

    my posterior aches just looking at it.

    sure, it’s pretty, but i wish some of these designers would actually create functional pieces.

  2. July 29, 2009

    I don’t know, it looks like it could be strangely comfortable. I’d love to try one out.

  3. August 10, 2009

    quite flattered my work has been writen about.

    just so you know this is the original prototype and i have the improved top solving the comfort issue. but keeping the layered asthetic.

    this was ment as a visual peice but i have tryed to make it more functional and practical.

    i agree what you see here is not practical in a sence of comfort. but you’d be suprised how comfatable it actualy is. its not too bad considering the steps.

    thank you for your comments

    any more feed back would be much appriciated good or bad

    cheers!