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Minimalist ARC Stool

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Stool
  • Company/Firm
    Erin Irber - Woodwork
  • Designer
    Erin Irber
  • Photo Credit
    Erin Irber
  • Location
    Mendocino, CA
  • Project Date
    January 1st, 2022
  • Client
    Erin Greene Designs
  • Web URL

The stool/side table is made for the the modern minimalist home. It takes a vernacular three legged stool and elevates it with a bleached finish, creating a blushy white color with natural wood grain texture. It uses clean and minimalist lines with a nod to the traditional shaker motifs. The focal point of the stool/side table is the playful intersection between the perpendicular arcs; at every vantage point the negative space shifts and the lines of the arcs continue into each other creating different shapes.

The idea behind this piece was to create a design that tells a playful story, is constructed to be easily reproducible and is made using traditional joinery techniques that provide durability. The stool is made up from three parts and features both external and internal dovetail joinery. The intention is to marry production with craft, durability and tradition.
It is a rejection of fast furniture and is made from domestic oak, finished with non-toxic soap finish and is fabricated in Northern California. I believe that furniture needs to go back to a time where it was made to last, be functional, yet still relies on good design.

Minimalist ARC Stool
17D x 15 7/8W x 19H

Bio
Erin Irber is based on the Mendocino Coast in Northern California. Finely trained in the craft of woodworking, Erin has the background of traditional hand-tooling and furniture construction from two years at the Krenov School and a career in custom cabinetry.

Other prizes
EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 FURNITURE EXHIBITION, WILLITS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, WILLITS, CA OCTOBER 4, 2019-JANUARY 18, 2020 MAKING A SEAT AT THE TABLE- WOMEN TRANSFORM WOODWORKING, THE CENTER FOR ART IN WOOD, PHILADELPHIA, PA 2018 MID-WINTER EXHIBITION, CYPRESS STREET BARN, FORT BRAGG, CA 2018 FINE FURNITURE EXHIBITION, THE HIGHLIGHT GALLERY, MENDOCINO, CA 2017 MID-WINTER EXIBITION, TOWN HALL, FORT BRAGG, CA 2018 PETER MICH SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN WOODWORKING, THE KRENOV FOUNDATION 2018 DAVID WELTER SCHOLARSHIP. THE KRENOV FOUNDATION