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  Aesthetically the stool remains true to its creation in allowing function to drive form. It's raw and simple, celebrating the manufacturing and materials that allow it to exist. The aluminium is sandblasted, then anodized to create a tough surface that is accepting of the scuffs and scratches that inevitably collect over the years. It also proudly displays the marks of assembly created by the interference fit.
 The frame originated from an idea to use interference as a means of producing structural integrity; and what that could mean for flat-pack furniture. Stock raw materials are minimally processed by water-jet and milling to create components requiring no tools for assembly. The net result is a premium product unique for the category.  In total four full-scale functional prototypes were created in the development process. The first had four legs and was so rigid that it was deemed possible to scale down to three - reducing parts, weight and eliminating the possibility of instability or rocking.
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 Functional prototype
 When assembled the legs are held with a slight flex. This acts to create an internal force that ensures everything stays together. Traditional flat-pack furniture loosens at the fixtures with use - here those same forces actually contribute to the structural integrity.       A more triangular form factor was developed after detailed testing of the functional prototype. This improvement solves for a potential tipping issue, as well as improving raw material efficiency allowing more components to be cut from the same sheet.
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