We recently posted the Habitus Stool by Sebastian Jansson, and now we’re going to take it apart and rebuild it. Sebastian Jansson offers Design Milk readers a peek inside his design process.

First model in 80 g/m2 paper, scale 1:2. It stood on its own – I was convinced about the structure.

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Model of the seat. Scale 1:2. Based on the first 3D modelings.

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Rendering of the stool, I was not that satisfied with the foot rests though, because of their size.

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Cutting out the pieces in cardboard. Then they got Scotched together.

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Papermodel 1:1. Proportions are over-dimensioned. The shapes gets slimmed up.

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Mobile pics of the slimmed up cardboard model 1:1 to be delivered to the metal workshop.

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Same slimmed up cardboard model on my floor, newly born. Presented for Alberto Alessi on the next day.

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Paper models compared to each other. I presented the idea of making it not only in metal, but also transparent, to emphasize the diamondish appearance.

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Final drawings 1:1 to be delivered to the model makers.

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The Habitus Stool gets welded together.

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The paint master is inspecting the stools.

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Stools painted, ready for SaloneSatellite and DMY Berlin!