Lightweight, stackable stool
The designer Ruud-Jan Kokke created the TC stool as a commission for the Museum Boymans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Curator Trees Coenders was looking for an easy-to-transport seat. The stool also owes its name to her initials. The stool was subsequently included in the collections of several museums and won several prizes. Almost 15 years later, the Dutch label Spectrum expanded its collection with this already well-known stool.
Material and construction
The TC is made of thin birch plywood, which is specially produced for the aircraft industry. The two millimetre thick panels consist of 4 thin layers of veneer. The light stool therefore has a weight of less than 1 kg and is very resilient due to its construction and materiality. Visually, the stool gets a certain transparency and lightness through evenly arranged slots.
Due to the rounded shapes and the recess in the middle of the seat, which functions as a carrying handle, the stool can be easily transported from one place to another. Moreover, thanks to its shape, it can be stacked so that several stools can be stored in a space-saving way when not in use. This makes it the ideal piece of furniture for small rooms where guests are received from time to time.
The stools are handmade in the Netherlands. The stool is available in light birch, matt lacquered and black, stained.