Design: Carol Catalano
A deceptively simple, sculptural structure that's pleasant to sit on and
beautiful to look at. The Capelli stool is just two identical pieces of molded
plywood, each with undulating, interlocking fingers at the top. That's it.
No screws, no nails.
It's an ingeniously stable and graceful piece of furniture that comes apart
quickly into two pieces easy to store or move. To assemble, you just fit
the plywood "fingers" together. No tools or fasteners required. Then sit down.
It's sturdy enough to hold you.
Nothing More Than is Needed
Two molded plywood pieces lock together to form the Capelli stool. The surfaces between
the fingers at the top of each piece meet and become stops that hold each half of the stool
firmly in place.
Composed of 11 alternating dark- and light-stained hardwood inner plies and light ash veneer,
the stool is 17 inches high.
You can unfold the stool into its two halves, which can be stacked together for easy storage.
To reassemble the stool, just fit the fingers together. No tools, no fasteners, no trouble.
17"h x 15.5"w x 13.125"d
Pondering her new project—build a better stool—designer Carol
Catalano noticed her own entwined fingers and had her answer. The Capelli stool is
two identical plywood pieces, each with undulating "fingers" at the top that interlock
without tools or fasteners. It's an ingeniously stable and graceful structure that's
pleasant to sit on and simply beautiful to look at.
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