1.6 | Stool
The 1.6 counter-height stool is a backless variant of the 1.5 dining and occasional chair. Many of the 1.5’s attributes apply: The stool is notable for its nuanced simplicity of form, carefully detailed classic wood joinery and precision steel fabrication.
As the name implies, the 1.6 is the sixth iteration of a case study on modular repetition. There are two repetitions of Module Type A (leg profiles), 16” long x 26” high x 1-3/4” thick; and six repetitions of Module Type B (seat and back profiles), 16” long x 6” high x 1-3/4” thick. These eight modules add up to an overall width of 14”. Constructing the stool from multiple modules in this way is an efficient fabrication technique that produces a dimensionally stable, finished piece from solid hardwood.
As part of the design logic behind the 1.6, the side and rear profiles express the structural capacities of both materials. Because steel is stronger than wood, the steel leg has a narrower profile than the wooden leg, and the thickness of the wood components decreases along the length of the steel supports.
The seat tilt and the radiused edge where the seat joins the front legs ensure comfort throughout the duration of a long-term sit. The lip at the back of the seat acts as a handy grip for moving the stool.
The seat and lip comprise joined solid domestic hardwood boards whose 1-3/4” width corresponds to the width of the wooden front leg. This self-referential unity subtly adds to the chair’s sense of repose.
On the other hand, the slightly different appearance of each board—so unlike the unnatural perfection of veneered furniture—generates unusual variety and gives the 1.6 a striking vibrancy. STACKLAB welcomes the small variances found in natural materials whose inconsistencies disqualify their use in typical furniture applications. The 1.6 exemplifies STACKLAB’s belief that all materials are inherently beautiful.
14” W x 16” D x 26” H
- Metal, Wood
- Lead Time
- 10 Weeks or longer (Made to Order)
OBJECT has an award-winning, growing line of furniture and art objects. They are the product of extensive experimentation in material and fabrication technique.