Hand-made from start to finish – crafting the Orson stool.

One of our most-coveted industrial designs, each and every Orson stool is entirely hand-made. Available as a bar and kitchen stool and in various finishes, discover its journey from raw planks of mango wood and ribbons of steel to a catwalk-worthy statement piece.

 

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It all starts with welding. Iron rods are bent by hand and the artisans call on angle grinders and pivoting arms to create the Orson’s curves.

The foot bar is cut and then the welder comes forward. The light was so bright we couldn’t look directly at it. The metal cools and a smooth bond is formed.

 

Stool, industrial style

Inside the mango wood workshop. The Orson’s saddle seat is shaped, sculpted and sanded smooth.

 

Stool, industrial style

Next you enter the spray chambers. Sand-blasting removes impurities and strips the steel back to its basic form. Lacquering introduces colour and shine.

 

Stool, industrial style

The finishing touches. The seat gets one last sand by hand. The base is aligned, perfectly square. Buffers are gripped on to stabilise the frame. The Orson stands erect.

 

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