Designed in collaboration with Canvas, Emergency Stool can be considered a functional art object. This stool is crafted from a single sheet of plywood then can be assembled with just a single screw.
Through Emergency Stool, this collaborative creation wants to redefine the concept of extra seating in our space-conscious environment of NYC. It’s a simple yet functional design that aims to provide a solution for unexpected guests without adding clutter to your space.
Designed by Nikolas Bentel, Emergency Stool is crafted from standard ¾” plywood, it’s a stool that looks like a work of art when not in use. In case of an emergency where you need additional seating, this stool offers an 18-inch tall seat without occupying extra floor space. Assembling and disassembling can be done in just seconds, the stool comprises only four pieces, the main focus of the design is to boast efficiency and simplicity.
The challenge when designing this project was to change the perception of plywood as unfinished and rough material into aesthetics product. The frame is coated in a natural stain finish to create contrast with those vibrant red-painted stool pieces. Inspired by flat-packed furniture, this unique design celebrates the same style, transforming conventional item into visually striking and functional product.