Milk Stool by Staffan Holm
Published on June 13, 2012
Milk stool is inspired by traditional craftsmanship but is made by a high tech CNC router. The industrialization of furniture manufacture has given them cheaper more uniform furniture. In the process many interesting aspects of craftsmanship were neglected in order to keep profit as high as possible. Staffan thinks that furniture that took time, effort and care to create is better storytellers and are far more likely to stand the test of time than cheap industrially made ones. Since craftsmanship takes time and time is expensive, he would like to reintroduce some of the old thoughts on how to join wood. But instead of fighting progress, he use the new CNC possibilities of creating complex surfaces to shine a light on the old ways. Staffan Holm give us Milk stool, a simple stool with one foot in the past and the other in the future.
A very simple stool, almost like that archetype of a stool. An hommage to traditional joinery knowledge that have become obsolete when handmade joinery is out of fashion and too expensive. He wanted to create a new interest in the old ways of joinery by colliding the traditional manufacturing techniques with state of the art technology.