Offset, by Giorgio Biscaro Design Studio
The stool/seat is made of slices cut from one piece of bent plywood attached to three leg profiles by metal bars. It’s the result of a deep research into bent plywood, it’s possibilities in furniture, and manufacturing process optimization.
The trilobated shape of the seat is unusual, but it’s more comfortable, regardless of people’s different heights: since it mimics a bottom’s print, legs can immediately reach the floor and they are not pressed to the edge of a wider seat.
Plywood is really little expensive, and this, combined with the easiness of production method (single radius bent, waste reduction and one-gesture mill) sets price really really low. Even packaging is light and minimal, since the disassembled stool can fit into a 43x21x8cm box, providing great storage. The main body is painted but the top of the seat remains natural, to show how it’s made.