Felt Stool

A work made of layered felt (cotton) over steel, cotton stitching.

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  • A work made of layered felt (cotton) over steel, cotton stitching.

Date:

2000

Artist:

Hella Jongerius
Dutch, born 1963

About this artwork

Dutch designer Hella Jongerius transforms everyday materials and processes into unexpected and lively design solutions. Jongerius created Felt Stool as a translation or reworking of an earlier porcelain stool designed as continuous band with gently rounded "legs." In contrast to the rigid porcelain stool, the felt version is lightweight and soft but retains a strong, graphic silhouette. Here, the thick and pliable fabric is laminated in multicolored layers over a metal support, challenging our notions about the nature and performance of textiles.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Hella Jongerius

Title

Felt Stool

Origin

Netherlands

Date

2000

Medium

Layered felt (cotton) over steel, cotton stitching

Dimensions

50 x 40 x 25 cm (19 11/16 x 15 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Architecture & Design Society

Reference Number

2007.283

Extended information about this artwork

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