Minus Stool

  • Prize
    Winner in Stool
  • Designer
    Yifan Ding
  • Photo Credit
    Shengtong Lyu
  • School
    Artcenter College of Design
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Minus stool is inspired by sculpting, an art form steeped in antiquity, which has birthed innumerable masterpieces through the ages. This ancient method of expression, with its tangible and direct approach to creating beauty, has deeply inspired the designer.

The Minus stool embodies a distinctive design philosophy, crafted by selectively subtracting from a basic cubic shape. This approach yields a minimalist form that speaks a language of simplicity while boasting elegant and fluid surfaces. Beyond its visual appeal, every subtle surface change has its ergonomic intent: a lower curve offers a restful place for the feet; an upper indentation enhances the seating experience; and a scooped back allows for effortless handling.

The bluish metallic coating reflects a modern reinterpretation of the stool's design inspiration. Crafted through rotational molding and constructed from Polypropylene, the piece is intentionally lightweight, making it easier for users to move and reposition.