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**Design update: We've altered the base slightly to add strength. Instead of one support bar running between the two smaller legs, we've added a bar between each smaller leg and the main leg.
The Japanese believe a tree acts as a link between the heavens above and the earth below. They have a spirit and one can give it a second-life as a piece of furniture. Care must be taken, however, not to work against nature. This often means meticulous attention to details such as simplicity, waste-reduction, growth direction, and joinery.
In that spirit, we designed the Kyoto stool. A large piece of lumber is dissected, hand-planed, and shaped into the individual pieces of the stool. Two dovetail keys hold the bookmatched (mirrored pieces) seat together atop a branching base. Once assembled, the stool relies partially on the end user for added stability—symbolic of nature and man working together.
+ Available in solid walnut or cherry + Naturally safe: non-toxic, tung oil finish + Measures 14 x 13 x 18 inches + Ships within 2 week