“The concept that lays behind Forge 316 is a simple return to classic values – beautifully designed objects that are of a timeless elegance and effortless simplicity”
In 2012 RPP expanded its Product Design portfolio with the design of a bar stool. A simple and elegant piece the design offers a timeless solution that will complement rather than compete with other systems or furniture.
The body of the stool is made from two identical satin stainless steel machine spun dishes that in turn form the underside of the seat and the base of the stool. Seamlessly joined by a 42mm diameter stainless steel tube, the edge of each dish is highly polished to catch the light and allow the stool to politely say "try me".
The shape of the seat and the dual density of the foam of the pad provide self-centring for the user and offer a sense of security. The seat pad for the prototype is initially in leather and will later be available in other materials.
The stool is also assembled with a footrest, which is a beautiful object design through the process of investment casting.
Robin Partington & Partners
Davison Highley, Dean Group International, JMR Section Benders Ltd, Shaw Metal Solutions