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5th Column’s Ciro Wooden Stool Mixes Modern and Traditional Processes

01.30.18 | By
5th Column’s Ciro Wooden Stool Mixes Modern and Traditional Processes
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Named after the sun for its circular form, Ciro is a stool that merges both modern and traditional production processes following a series of experimentations with various materials. Ciro was designed by 5th Column, a design firm based in Vadodara, Indian, with the final outcome being made of mostly wood, combined with an aluminum frame and natural cane.

While mass production rules in our tech-obsessed society, 5th Column hopes to resurrect traditional handcrafted goods seeing them as relevant in today’s times, especially with the personal attention to detail and the stories woven into each design by the makers. While the stool’s frame is cast aluminum and the seat is machine manufactured wood, those parts are connected by hand woven cane giving the seat a little bounce. That detail is added not only for functionality (the bounce), but for the overall aesthetics as well. Four wooden legs complete the lightweight and durable stool.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.