The Jueki Stool Collection Echoes Nature

Inspired by and named for the thick sap that emerges from a tree, Jueki is a stool carved from solid ash wood into a stunning, organic seat. The stool collection, designed in a collaboration between HBF and Jonathan Yoshida Rowell, features legs that seem to gently pull away from the seat. On the underside of each stool you’ll notice the wood grain appears to flow downward for an organic, calming effect that ends in rounded feet.

“At HBF, we are always seeking collaborators that can translate our craft with a global eye,” explains HBF president Dan Chong. “Jonathan encapsulates this philosophy. His way of transforming the abstract into concrete, usable products – like the Jueki stool – injects an artistic sense into his furniture. With his vision, and HBF’s commitment to quality and construction, we are thrilled to introduce Jueki.”

Jueki’s sculptural, lightweight body – available in three heights – works well in both formal and informal settings. Twenty various finishes are available for the stools, as are custom match finishes upon request.

Jonathan Yoshida Rowell

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Kelly Beall is Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she's likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.