Smiling Stool Gives Hope

The Smile Stool is the result of a study on the declining Indonesian furniture industry, that in recent years has had incredible difficulty competing its handmade craftsmanship against China’s mass manufactured products. In addition, the more than 3500 Indonesian companies often end up with huge amounts of excess material that often ends up as firewood. Using the waste in the construction & streamlining a simple assembly process, this sustainable design gives hope to the industry & provides a solution for the survival of the local craftsman.

Designer: Fitorio Leksono

16 Comments

  • tirdad says:

    I can not understand how could you use the small part of waste woods and make this chair, the components you had use are bigger than waste

  • tirdad says:

    I can not understand how could you use the small part of waste woods and make this chair, the components you had use are bigger than waste

  • Grey says:

    Nice Peace of craft yes, but i have to agree with Tirdad. It's obvious that solid wood was used, try again. Why did you have try and sell your idea with inappropriate marketing. Its a nice chair…and that's it.

    • If you had tried to use wood as material, you will noticed the unusual woodgrain, if you want to check few images of the making please feel free to check here (http://www.behance.net/gallery/Smile-Stool/611247).

      The component that i used is a pair of rod steel so in my opinion i don't think that it is bigger than the reclaimed teak wood that i used.

      In addition, the goal is to facing the challenge of the negative impact of globalization meanwhile give a solution into the furniture industries waste problem

      πŸ™‚

  • Grey says:

    Nice Peace of craft yes, but i have to agree with Tirdad. It's obvious that solid wood was used, try again. Why did you have try and sell your idea with inappropriate marketing. Its a nice chair…and that's it.

  • Jimmy C says:

    It doesn't really look like it's smiling to me.

  • design+ says:

    Cost to make that "thing" from recycled wood would be far far greater than to use a normal "new" wood.

    And you need to work on your design. That might please a 87 year old grandma at best.

  • design+ says:

    Cost to make that “thing” from recycled wood would be far far greater than to use a normal “new” wood.

    And you need to work on your design. That might please a 87 year old grandma at best.

  • samozi says:

    Wow , really great design, I wanna get one.

  • samozi says:

    Wow , really great design, I wanna get one.

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