Key facts

Product:
Shitake
Family:
Shitake
Manufacturer:
Moroso >
Designer:
Marcel Wanders >
Order number:
ST0020
Architonic ID:
1039182
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2007
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Stools >
Groups:
Seating-Stools >

Product description

Rotationally molded, recyclable polyethylene with integral color. Shitake is fade-resistant and waterproof, and can be filled with sand for additional stability for outdoor use.

Product variants

Concept

Shitake is a mushroom which grows on tree trunks and in Dutch its name means “a bench for elves”. Marcel Wanders has experimented with the potential offered by rotational moulding to design a stool with an irregular, ironic shape which is reminiscent of a mushroom. The result is fun, irreverent yet enriched by the careful working of its surface which has been decorated to give the impression that it is covered in raised embroidery. The stools are hollow so that they can be filled with water, sand or other materials and resealed with the removable cap.