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Contemporary Low Stool with Upholstered Seat Cushion

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Low stool with a hand-carved reclaimed wood base, upholstered seat cushion, and handmade glass button. Customizable and comfortable, with a grounded and relaxed feel. Designed by multi-hyphenate creative force Rafael Prieto, this one-of-a-kind stool is made of hand-carved Cumuru (sustainable alternative to teak) wood, with seat cushion upholstered in an archival, burgundy-and-cream-striped nubby jacquard textile adorned with a glass button hand-cast from a stone. The perfect elevated low seating for lounging fireside, quiet meditation, or intimate conversation with friends. ‘The stools are like a way of having a conversation with friends, almost like a documentation,’ Prieto says. Prieto's idea for the stools came about very naturally, following the making of a long, low table that Prieto crafted from two planks of white oak. ‘I like the idea of finding things in nature, or using scraps from lumber yards,’ he says. Very simply, he needed a low stool to accompany the low table, so he set about making his own. Low to the ground, a seemingly simple hand-carved base of Cumuru wood on block feet supports a plush, square cushion upholstered in deadstock vintage fabric and finished with a unique hand cast glass button. Artist Information: Rafael Prieto (b. 1981, Mexico) is the Founder and Creative Director of Savvy, a New York and México City - based creative studio. Since founding Savvy in 2012, Prieto has brought his distinct perspective to the building of artistic, innovative and personal concepts in the arts, hospitality, retail, and more. Rafael is also the owner of Casa Bosques, an experimental, cult chocolate company, as well as Casa Bosques Books, an art-forward purveyor of literature in Mexico. He recently opened Pensión, a private guest house above the bookshop. In the past year Prieto has been working on Marrow, a new lighting design studio, playing between function and sculpture. With Marrow, Prieto recently participated in internationally- acclaimed collectible design shows, including SIZED’s INDUSTRIALISM exhibition in the West Village, and MASA’s INTERVENCIÓN/ INTERSECCIÓN exhibition at Rockefeller Center.
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