The Isabella Stool by Ryan Frank

August 9, 2008

Designer Ryan Frank sent us his latest creation, the Isabella stool is a totem pole style stacking stool made from straw and wool. The stool draws inspiration from traditional hand carved African seating, but wanting to avoid the use of exotic hard woods, the stools are made from a solid section of Strawboard.

‘Strawboard’ is a sustainable formaldehyde-free material made entirely from compressed straw. The straw profile is then wrapped in 100% felted wool, making a more comfortable, tactile product, and also allowing for a broad range of earthy colours.

The stools can be stacked on top of each other when not in use, allowing for efficient use of space, as well as creating a striking totem pole structure.

Visit the Ryan Frank website – here.

Ryan Frank - Isabella Stool

Further material additions to the range will include bamboo and natural rubber, as well as a lounger style chair made in the same style and materials.