At the fast-changing modern era, life styles are tending to emphasize on both high renewing rate and the sense of beauty, especially in the Eastern world. In response to it, we focused on designing a furniture that meets the modern life style. “Spiral Stool” is designed with the idea of creating structural module with only cardboard material, which is recyclable and sustainable. The rotated squares on top and bottom create unique fractal elevation that reflects lights in different angles. Both children and adults can use the Spiral Stool while kids can even paint on it, which can also use as modular units to configure as a low table. Due to its structural system and using neither hardware nor glue, the most challenging aspect of designing Spiral Stool is the precise dimension and accurate manufacturing.
MisoSoupDesign was established in New York City in 2004, and has expanded the area of activity in Barcelona, Spain, and Tokyo, Japan. Jan and Nagatomo were the selected researchers for Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 in the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona. They dedicate their practice on researching material property, systematic strategy, and re-evaluate functionality. Both being USGBC LEED accredited professionals, they are aware of the direct connection between environment and limited resource, and the concept of their design constantly incorporates new ideas with minimal wasted material. With the aid of digital technology, they began to apply the systematic way of thinking in furniture design, and discover the surprising moment when form meets function.