I saw these stools on Designboom and I’m totally obsessed with them because they basically look like a squiggly mess and I want to sit in them to find out how you sit in them!

Designed by Chinese designers You-De Chen and Chin-Hua Lin, the stools use an adaptation of the Chinese mortise and tenon technique that’s been used with wood for over 7,000 years.

Burr Puzzle Stool Is A Puzzle To Sit On in home furnishings  Category

Burr Puzzle Stool Is A Puzzle To Sit On in home furnishings  Category

According to the designers, “the main principle of a ‘burr puzzle’ is assembling wood pieces in specific order and limiting each of the pieces movement only by the notches of the wood, which eventually creates a firm and solid connection.” Instead of wood, however, aluminum is used in this stool. The process is likened to that of a puzzle, where each part has a specific spot. The stool is assembled with nine mortises to become a sustainable structure.

Burr Puzzle Stool Is A Puzzle To Sit On in home furnishings  Category