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Milan Furniture Fair 2015- Satsuki Ohatas’ sponge stool inspired by fondue

Milan Furniture Fair 2015: Satsuki Ohatas’ sponge stool inspired by fondue

So far, you may have seen distinct stool designs made from unusual materials, but how about a stool made from sponge? Japanese designer Satsuki Ohata has actually created a stool that is made from an absorbent sponge. The production process of the sponge stool is inspired from preparation of cheese fondue, hence it is named ‘Fondue Stool’.

Ohata has dipped highly absorbent sponge into colored liquid PVC and dried it off with hot air. As these sponge pieces start drying, the gravity and weight of liquid PVC put pressure downwards, molding the sponge into some unique shapes. The sponge is dried until it freezes into a solidified state, thus forming fully-functional piece of furniture.

These tiny stools can be used as seating or side table to give unique yet practical touch to any contemporary interior. Fondue stool designed with eccentric furniture material i.e. sponge is now showcased at Milan Furniture Fair 2015. Head over here to have closer glimpse at its designing and production process.

Milan Furniture Fair 2015- Satsuki Ohatas’ sponge stool inspired by fondue

Manufacturing of the stool is inspired from preparation process of cheese fondue

Milan Furniture Fair 2015- Satsuki Ohatas’ sponge stool inspired by fondue

The absorbent sponge dipped into colored liquid PVC

Milan Furniture Fair 2015- Satsuki Ohatas’ sponge stool inspired by fondue

This isn’t cheese, it’s a piece of sponge dipped in liquid PVC

Milan Furniture Fair 2015- Satsuki Ohatas’ sponge stool inspired by fondue

After dipping the sponge is dried of with hot air and then left until it freezes to form a solidified state

Milan Furniture Fair 2015- Satsuki Ohatas’ sponge stool inspired by fondue

The solid sponge forms a fully-functional stool

Milan Furniture Fair 2015- Satsuki Ohatas’ sponge stool inspired by fondue

It can form a comfortable seating for any child or adult

Milan Furniture Fair 2015- Satsuki Ohatas’ sponge stool inspired by fondue

The unique stools are aesthetic as well as practical

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