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Introducing Soft Stool in oak
Soft Stool designed by Thomas Bentzen is now available in oak: a durable material with a natural weight that lends authority to the design. Oak has a characteristic structure which gives a beautiful texture and a familiar tangibility to the surface.
The In-Between Spaces of Everyday Life
Soft Stool is a familiar form with a versatile sensibility. Its soft curves embody an honest design language in which all parts are visible and a part of the experience. The result is beautiful and multifaceted applications at the in-between spaces of everyday life.
Slow Craft Meets Modern Tech
Soft Stool shows an intelligent application of molded veneer, rendering it like a cloth surrounding the solid-ash construction. Its distinct style arises as an expression of the material used and its properties.
Soft Stool is made of solid ash or oak: a light wood with beautiful texture and pattern that adds a fine and distinctive expression. Soft Stool’s unpretentious nature makes an authentic material like ash is a fitting choice. The wood’s beautiful structure helps support the chair’s soft shapes, and its natural variation between dark and light reflect seasonal changes, giving an honest and organic look and feel.
The stool is coated with a very thin water based lacquer, that allows easy cleaning while emphasising the delicate structure of the wood. We work only in FSC-certified wood, to ensure that forests and their inhabitants are regenerated and protected.
Soft Stool is designed through TAKT’s Eco System Design principle and are shipped as flat packs, which itself is made from recycled materials. Using this space-efficient packaging method means CO2 emissions are minimised. In fact, we can pack 5 to 7 times more products in the same volume and therefore minimise CO2 emission during transportation. The compact shipping also protects the furniture so it is less likely to be damaged during transport.
Soft Stool is 100% eco-certified and produced using wood from sustainable forests and the full supply chain is certified. It is constructed for disassembly, meaning that Soft Stool can be separated out into key materials for recycling and worn parts can be replaced. Soft Stool is constructed and tested for durability and has a five-year warranty.
We don’t service an expensive network of physical retail stores or distribution warehouses. We work directly with the best furniture workshops. When we receive your order, we dispatch the product from our central warehouse in Denmark and ship it to you directly. That is how we can put more value into the product, sell it to you at a fair price and keep you informed along the way.
We continue the tradition of design for everyone by being fair and up-front with our prices.
To us, transparency is about inviting the public into our inner-workings so that you can see how we do things – that we price things fairly, so you don’t pay more than needed for good quality, but also so you pay enough to fairly support our workers, source our materials in sustainable ways, and build a business that is able to sustain itself. That’s why we believe in transparency from production, to transport to pricing.
We designers have a role to challenge the materials, production, processes, and people so that we can help develop and maintain modern craftsmanship.Thomas Bentzen