The Geraldo stool is fun, new take on the contemporary 3-legged stool.
Stools have always allured me. They’re rich with personality, fit anywhere and can play many roles (sitting, support, elevating, etc.) and, when well designed, become iconic pieces. Three-legged stools in particular are my favorites
So I set myself to create a stool that’s fun, cheap and easy to produce and paid a homage to my favorites: Lina Bo Bardi’s Girafa and Alvar Aalto’s Stool 60. So I wondered: “what if they had a torrid love affair during a starry Carnaval night, what would their kid look like?” And Geraldo was born.
The legs done in pinus, with their handmade joints, are clearly inherited from its mom, while the seat in laminated plywood looks just like its father. Just like Phillipe Starck’s Masters Chair, the idea was to create and amalgamation between the elements, aiming to reach a product that respects its predecessors but is done for the present.
The color pallet is a reference to my formation as architect and designer. Unlike the designers from Bauhaus, whose basic colors were red, blue and yellow, my generation was among the first to print the works we had created on the computer, making this weird transition from bits to paper. So nothing represents that better than using CMYK colors on the stools.
The first batch of stools was created in old pinus from discarded pallets and the seat is done with plywood scraps recompressed, making Geraldo very much cost effective.