Grada: A Stool Perpetually Interlocking onto Itself

Albert Puig and Benjamin Migliore, the two designers behind Puig Migliore, have designed a stool to resemble what they call the “perpetual cycle” of material interlocking into itself. Resembling Escher’s images with no start and end, Grada is made from multiple controlled cuts to generate these staggered, three-dimensional volumes with a continuous sense of movement.

From the top, the four legs of the stool look like they are interwoven with each other: this creates a cyclical sculptural design and also gives shape to the object (and a convex resting place for your sit bones!).

Grada also comes as a chair with layered cuts creating deep shadows off the surface of the object.

Keshia grew up in Singapore and moved to the U.S. to attend Dartmouth College. When she was living abroad after graduation, a chance enrollment at the Architectural Association Visiting School led to her becoming enamored with door schedules and architectural écriture. She's particularly interested in design for aging, rural architecture, and Asian design heritage.