Beret is a wooden stool that combines pure geometry with comfort. The idea was to design a stool that has a surprising level of comfort within a slim minimal form.
This combination is achieved through the unique form of the round 3d ply seat pan. The form is pushed out at the front and in at the back while retaining a pure circular perimeter.
Beret’s slanted design was a response to observations of how users are often perching on the front edge of stools when combined with leaning on a surface so a key area for the brief was to provide great comfort whether perched on the edge or sat straight up.
The sculptural seat pan is fixed to the base via an embedded cross shaped registration. This is connected to tapered solid wood legs all connected by simple tubular steel foot ring.