The project name of our ‘Sequoia’ bar stool was ‘Forest’, as the division of the stem into two tubes reminded us of a solid branch growing out of tree trunk. Sequoia has a clear recognizable, unified graphical outline – it reminds us of a calligraphical character.
The foot rest has the shape of a foot plate. This gives a certain freedom of movement: it’s like we’ve lifted a segment of the floor. To us, the similarity in shape between the seat and foot rest is an important feature as it makes more meaning of the branch like division of the stem. We looked into various material technologies before we landed on a construction that is inspired by how bicycle frames are put together.
Torbjorn Anderssen & Espen Voll