The Blend Stool U is an elegantly minimalist chair designed by Nendo for Stellar Works. A three-legged chair with three crossbars was the base design, but as two of the crossbars melt away in the middle, the bars, initially tasked with horizontally connecting the legs, instead turn perpendicular to support the seat and a leg. A lone crossbar remains, acting as a footrest. This is a highly distinctive and sculptural stool appropriate for both domestic and commercial uses, especially in minimalist spaces.
The stool has a frame in powder coated steel with a seat fully upholstered in fabric or leather. Please refer to the Materials and Finishes Guide for more information on materials and make your selection of fabric category in the Upholstery options above, indicating the fabric reference in the "Note to Do Shop" section at the checkout. Please contact us if you have any further questions on options and finishes.
The stool is part of the Blend Collection which includes 5 variations of the stool, including short stools, those with a leg seemingly extended up into a backrest, and those with upholstered seats.
Chief Designer and Founder of Nendo. Oki was born in 1977 in Canada and received M.Arch. from Waseda University in 2002. Establishing design studio “nendo” upon his graduation, Oki has been designing in various fields- from small stationary to large public architecture. Oki has been chosen by Newsweek magazine as one of “The 100 Most Respected Japanese” in 2002 and won EDIDA “Designer of the Year” in 2012. Nendo designs can be found in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as Musee des Arts decoratifs and Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Stellar Works is a contemporary design brand which brings together East and West, heritage and modernity, as well as craft and industry. The brand benefits from having a production base in China, operational management from Japan and creative input from designers from around the world. Their designs combine Asian motifs with European styles, creating products which feel fresh yet timeless.
Production & Lead Time
Custom-made to order in approximately 14-16 weeks.
Stock in selected finishes may be available for immediate shipping, please enquire for more details.
1-2 weeks for shipping, depending on location.
W 39 x D 39 x H 50.5 x SH 50.5 cm
Materials & Finishes
Frame: powder coated steel
Seat: solid wood upholstered in fabric or leather
Designed for indoor use only
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