At A Glance: A simple shape with a very precious appearance, the Stone Stool is made with an essential symmetrical linear shape which is reminiscent of an hourglass. Its surface is simply extraordinary: it's irregular and comprised of a myriad of geometrical facets which reflect the light and create a strikingly unique play of colors, much like a diamond. Because of its jewel-like nature, Stone is offered in the colors of the precious stones. Stone may also be used as an elegant side table.
What's To Like:
This stool simply outshines the competition - it looks and feels like a million bucks.
Stool by day, end table in the evening, portable nightstand at night - Stone will be right at home wherever you want.
What's Not to Like: Innovative design and material aside, some people want a traditional stool. We get that.
The Bottom Line: The Stone Stool deserves first consideration if you're looking for an eye-catching accent piece - especially if you intend to place it near a bright light source like a window or floor lamp.
Marcel Wanders Marcel Wanders grew up in Boxtel, the Netherlands, and graduated cum laude from the School of the Arts Arnhem in 1988. He became known for his iconic Knotted Chair, which he produced for Droog Design in 1996. He now designs for the biggest European contemporary design manufacturers like B&B Italia, Flos, Cappellini, Droog Design and Moooi of which he is also art director and co-owner. Founded in 2000, Moooi has grown into an internationally renowned design label. Additionally, Marcel Wanders works on architectural and interior design projects and recently turned his attention to consumer home appliances. Various designs of Marcel Wanders' have been selected for the most important design collections and exhibitions in the world, like the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco, the V&A Museum in London, the Central Museum in Utrecht, Museum of Decorative Arts Copenhagen and various Droog Design exhibitions.
Contrary to the common idea, products in plastic materials are highly ecological for the reason that they can be recycled (with the exception of polyurethane, little used in Kartell products). Thus, Kartell products can be easily recycled. In order to simplify the recycling process, the various components of Kartell products can be easily separated and reduced to elements made of one single material. Moreover, the plastic parts of each product carry, clearly printed, an identification mark to determine the correct classification of the different kinds of plastic and their effective recycling.
Creativity and technology, glamour and functionality, quality and innovation: a combination of extraordinary factors together with a strategic vision of distribution has contributed to the lasting success of Kartell. By cultural and entrepreneurial choice, since its origins in 1949 the Italian manufacturer has chosen to characterize itself as the market leader in the production of designer articles which use technology and plastic materials. This choice requires a great understanding of materials and transformation technology. A leader in furniture design, Kartell addresses an international audience with a collection unique in originality, variety, size, and range.