The Composite Stool by Andrew Cassels of Cassels Design has its roots in the warmth of wood, but it is complemented by the addition of powder coated stainless steel, resulting in a refined and contemporary piece. Each Composite Stool is hand-made in the converted garage behind the designer’s house in Wellington, New Zealand. Local businesses are included in the process and assist with the non-wood components.

The stool is currently available in two choices of wood; Silver Beech or West African Sapele. It boasts 4mm plasma cut steel with countersunk stainless steel bolts to wed the two elements. An artisan woodworker by trade, Andrew is inspired to experiment with various materials until reaching a perfect balance. This results in beautiful, practical furniture that stands the test of time. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Andrew Cassels]