WITT DESIGN (ALLAN WITT & JACKIE WITT), STAVE STOOL, 2001
LAMINATED EUCALYPT, MDF, STAINLESS STEEL, WOOL
670(H) x 350(Ø) mm
The main drive behind the Stave Stool was to produce a furniture item that had high design and quality characteristics, featured wood and could be efficiently shipped internationally in flat form. These are key ingredients for Witt Design in its drive to manufacture locally for a global niche market.
“Increasingly, designers must make a significant and positive impact on our throw-away society. Ideally, we will reach the point where each of us has a lesser number of material things - but each more beautiful, more enduring, more functional and more valued.”
Clear lines, careful use of materials and innovative approaches to function and structure mark Witt’s designs. These traits derive from boat designing and building where lightness, strength and beauty mesh well with Allan’s commitment to be sparing with our limited natural resources. Jackie Witt has long held an interest in playful sculptural forms, which can be seen in their designs.