Chipboard Stools – Dana Oxiles

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The stools are composed of a thick cardboard like paper, and stabilised with a small amount of glue.

Inspired by origami, the paper is scored and bent into interlocking structural modules. She says that her designs are made to elevate humble materials.

I love the simplicity of her stools, they are very clean and well designed. She hasn’t created many folds, but the folds have a purpose and have been thought about.

Her design motives are very similar to mine, focusing on using an overlooked material and transforming it into something beautiful. However, I feel that although the stools are beautifully crafted they can’t be used, as the paper is not strong enough to sit on. Therefore they are more decorative than functional. I will be gaining inspiration from the visual aspects of her work.

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