September 5, 2019 | Furniture
Elka Stool by Oscar Pipson
Elka Stool is stool with a horn-shape backrest made of European Beech and reinforced with steel pins. It is created by Oscar Pipson, a New Zealand-based designer, with passion for creativity reaches beyond the lines others have drawn between disciplines.
Elka Stool was inspired by the Cervidae (deer family), specifically the geometries and joins of its antlers and its strong, tall, aggressive stance, the Elka Stool is an exploration of organic transitional geometry and multi-axis CNC machining. Focusing on the simplicity of structure and complexity of the curve, Elka finds its beauty in the subtle details; smooth curves, soft transitions and sharp lines that create a strong contrast within its overall geometry. Elka exploits new technologies in CNC machining to create seamless and extremely strong joints whilst exposing alluring topographies within the grain. From a distance Elka stands as a gesture, it’s not until you engage more intimately with its structure that it exposes its hidden details to you.
The wood is treated to look as raw and natural as possible, a response to modern wooden furniture which I believe has lost the warmth of its material through the treatment, standardization, and uniformity of geometries. The smooth curves and soft transitions in Elka’ attempt to reinstate this warmth, increasing your physical and emotional connection to the piece.