One of the products that most excited us at Milan 2009 was NIDO from Eva Marguerre. What particularly attracted our attention to NIDO was the fact that it deceived you: It looks flimsy, is however remarkably sturdy.
A similar chicanery is at work with NOOK from Patrick Frey. NOOK looks like a good, light construction that will fly off in the next breeze: Kick it and you will probably break your foot.
NOOK is sturdy. NOOK looks fantastic. NOOK is solid. NOOK feels fantastic. NOOK is stable. NOOK is a statement.(The last one comes from vial….)
With NOOK the result is achieved through the use of VarioLine; a synthetic material often used in the motor industry because of its strong yet flexible nature. And it is this combination that has allowed Patrick Frey to form his stool from one folded piece of moulded board held together by the tension generated from the aluminium clip in the base.
It’s all very technical – the result however is just gorgeous.
NOOK by Patrick Frey for vial