Thanks to designspotter for spotting this design.
Although it may not look like it Smile Stool by studio hindia is the antithesis of all the horrendous wooden furniture Malaysia and Indonesia insist on sending to Europe.
Although unmistakably Indonesian in appearance Smile Stool is made from reclaimed teak combined with metal rods: and so is created from the waste the rest of the Indonesian timber and furniture industry creates.
However with its unmistakable overtones of Sori Yanagi’s Butterfly Stool and Charles and Ray Eames early bent plywood work, Smile stool is much more than just as a timber waste solution.
It looks great.
And that drawer under the seat is the final touch of genius that makes Smile stool, without doubt the finest piece of Indonesian design we’ve seen this year.