Skagerak | Vent Stool
A stylish, slim, black steel frame and classical seat of braided paper cord, the Vent Stool has an organic look that will easily complement both modern and traditional interiors. ‘Vent’ (meaning ‘wait’ in Danish) was originally designed to offer people a seat at Museums while observing and enjoying the artworks. The seat is hand-made in collaboration with the Danish socio-economic company ‘Blindes Arbejde’ which employs visually impaired people in the manufacturing of traditional, handcrafted design
Designed by Chris Liljenberg Halstrøm.
With a Swedish mother and Danish father Chris shows her Nordic roots in her designs through a minimalistic approach and strong combinations of materials like wood, leather and wool. Function is her starting point and dictates the idiom of her beautiful designs. Chris is a curious and investigative woman. And it is in the investigation that she finds her biggest inspiration – an investigation of all possible angles of a design that draws her and broadens her perspective on the design process. Besides this, she is deeply fascinated by traditional Japanese architecture and design which focuses on the core function of the design.
Composition: Steel | Paper Cord
Colours: Black | Natural
Dimensions: W43cm x D29cm x H44cm | Seat H43 cm
This is a pre-order item so delivery times may vary. Please allow up to 2 weeks for your item to arrive.
MATERIAL AND CARE
Proper usage and maintenance is vital for getting the most out of the valuable resources we have. Our designs are made to last for generations, but just like everything else, they need a little care to get there.
Paper cord is a natural, long-lasting and comfortable type of material. The weaving is a time-consuming process carried out by hand – ensuring the best results and durability.
Vent Stool is produced in collaboration with the Danish company “Blindes Arbejde” (Work by the blind) – a socio-economic business employing and empowering blind and visually impaired individuals.
Red wine, jam, fruit juice and other foods with strong colour may cause discolouring of paper cord if spilled. In case you stain the seat, we recommend to use a damp cloth to clean it off immediately after spilling. Make sure you don’t rub the liquid further into the paper; simply blot the stained area with the cloth. Do not apply harsh cleaners as it might harm the material unnecessarily.
Paper cord requires little to no maintenance due to its natural and strong features, but it is not totally unbeatable. New jeans and other strongly dyed textiles might discolour the material. Over time, the paper cord will gradually take on a beautiful, darker patina.
POWDER COATED STEEL
Steel is a strong, timeless and malleable material – enabling designs with thin profiles and various patterns and shapes. The steel has received a decorative powder coating, which is a high quality and dry finishing process that gives a stronger and more streamlined surface than conventional liquid paintings.
Use soapy water and a soft brush. Wipe off with a dry cloth. Note: Do not use abrasive pads or abrasive cleaning agents as this may harm the surface.
Although sturdy and resistant, powder coated steel is not invincible, be careful not to make scratches in the surface as it will make the material vulnerable to corrosion.