A Stool Inspired By Japanese Folklore
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According to Japanese folklore, a tree is the link between the heavens above and the ground below. Inspired by this thought and Japanese carpentry, The Twig Co. designed the minimalistic Kyoto Stool made from only a single piece of lumber.


From a large piece of wood, two dovetail keys, a branching base, and a bookmatched (a mirrored design on the wood surface) seat are dissected, hand-planed, and shaped. Through this method, there is minimal waste and an object from a simple design is created. Once the stool has been assembled, it relies partially on the user for added stability, a symbolism of nature and man working together.





To purchase the Kyoto Stool in solid walnut or cherry wood, visit The Twig Co..

Vy Yang enjoys contributing to Design Milk, playing fetch with her goldendoodle Conan, and occasionally writing on her blog It’s After Five, her creative outlet to let loose on after she has left her regular 9-to-5 for the day.