Key facts

Product:
Afteroom Stool
Family:
Afteroom Collection
Manufacturer:
MENU >
Designer:
Afteroom >
Order number:
8480530
Architonic ID:
1565242
Country:
Denmark
Launched:
2018
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Stools >
Groups:
Seating-Stools >

Product description

The Afteroom Stool is rendered in black powder coated steel and comes with or without an upholstered seat. The stool is available in three heights—stool, counter stool, and bar stool—making it easy to slide up against a bar or keep in the home as small-space or additional seating. In keeping with the original Afteroom chair series, this extension of the hugely popular line is bound to be embraced by those looking to enhance the seating in their commercial or residential spaces.The line between a chair and a stool may be the simple curve of a backrest, but the design process is as meticulous for one as the other. The Afteroom Dining Chair was MENU’s first foray into the world of chair design. Given the Scandinavian heritage in iconic chair design, we knew that this chair needed to be special. Stockholm-based Taiwanese design team Afteroom was tasked with creating a chair that was both minimalist and comfortable, with a silhouette that was both sleek and instantly recognisable. The three-legged Afteroom Dining Chair, with its distinctively small backrest and swan-like swoop of the neck, hits the mark perfectly.Upholstered and bar-level versions followed. The newly-released Afteroom Stool takes the series a step further, to a place of ultimate minimalism and easy comfort. With clean lines and a sturdy base, the Afteroom Stool is as much at home pulled up to the window of a coffee shop as it is around the dinner table.

Category: Stool
Materials: Powder Coated Steel, Plywood, HR-Foam, Textile or Leather
H: 47 cm, W: 45,4, D: 45,4 SH: 4

Product family

Concept

Afteroom, the Stockholm-based Taiwanese design studio, was tasked with creating iconic furniture designs that were both minimalist and comfortable with a silhouette that was both sleek and instantly recognisable. Defined by this ‘less is more’ aesthetic, MENU’s Afteroom Collection profiles honest materials on an elegant collection of furniture with lasting appeal.

A study of the unity between functionalism and minimalism, the Afteroom collection looks to the simple, geometric lines of the Bauhaus design movement to create furniture and interior objects pared back to their purest forms. The Afteroom Dining Chair was MENU’s first foray into the world of chair design. Given our Scandinavian heritage in iconic chair design, we knew from the start that this chair needed to be special. Stripped of all superfluous details to reveal a chair in its most simplistic form, the chair pays homage to Bauhaus and functionalism with a design that combines minimalistic clean lines with high quality materials and craftsmanship, without compromising comfort. The addition of a plywood version creates a new expression in the now classic collection.

Since they were reinterpreted into multiple iterations, the collection’s chairs and bench reveal only the most essential elements of their design. Tubular powder coated steel legs and a characteristic backrest that extends upwards from beneath the chair seat to support the body are crafted using some of the same techniques used in Bauhaus modernism — steel bending, die casting and welding. The uncompromising designs with a silhouette that is both sleek and instantly recognisable are available in multiple iterations, each representing the utmost in comfort and style and in fully customisable versions to suit any space and style.