Cube + Circle has claimed pride of place at the 61st annual Good Design Award ceremony last week, with their Spin Stool winning in the category of Furniture and Lighting Design.
July 18th, 2019
The judges praised the product as a beautifully understated and unique contribution to the high-end stool market, predicting that it would be a “serious commercial success … easy to use, transport and store.”
With a reputation for being a difficult product to create, the Spin Stool was an attractive challenge for designer Staffan Holm, who managed to prove that timber can bend three ways. Cleverly, multiple stools stacked together form a beguiling spiral pattern, a feature which judges described as the product’s “X factor”. The Spin Stool is effective as a multi-use product, often used as a side table as well, and comes in black, white, plain lacquered wood, and a variety of other colours.
As befits an exclusive distributor of upmarket Scandinavian brands such as Swedese – the manufacturer of the Spin Stool – Cube + Circle’s collection embodies a strong focus on sustainability. This was another factor that impressed the judges, who commended its designers for “the use of certified sustainable veneer and water based glues”.
Cube + Circle’s products have been known to last across generations thanks to their high quality craftsmanship, and each piece made with a strong respect for nature and ecological sustainability in terms of the materials and suppliers chosen – such as using sustainably sources timber with low embodied energy, and continuing to refine and improve upon manufacturing and recycling processes.
The Good Design Awards are recognised by the World Design Organisation as Australia’s peak design endorsement program, and their choices often reflect the latest in design innovation. Considering the large number and excellent quality of entries this year, Cube + Circle’s win is sure to make the Spin Stool an attractive option for commercial and residential projects.
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