Shukhov stool by designer duo Anna Strupinskaya & Alexey Ivashkevich is a tribute to famous Russian architect Vladimir Shukhov’s tower in Russia. Built in Moscow in the early 1920s, the Shukhov tower is a special structure consisting of a series of hyperboloid sections stacked on top of one another to approximate an overall conical shape.
The tower is famous for its diagrid structure that enables it to withstand great loads. Anna Strupinskaya & Alexey Ivashkevich decided to apply the same constructive principle to a furniture object.
The Shukhov stool is assembled from 24 structural wooden elements. All the joints for the small chair are 3D-printed. The ingenious furniture piece can be assembled and reassembled from flat details many times. It takes approximately 10 minutes to fix the stool.
Anna & Alexey provide different tops for the object – from a version handmade from corks, or a strap fixed top to different color felt pillows. Thanks to its playfulness and versatility, the stool can be integrated in a variety of contemporary interiors. How do you like it? [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Anna Strupinskaya & Alexey Ivashkevich]