Step stools reduced to the maximum and built to last with materials readily available. This was the rule for this one-week chair workshop with Chris Martin.
This two-material step stool is made of honeycomb cardboard and coloured grout. While the cardboard was a leftover from a previous exhibition, the grout was found on the nearby construction site. The amazing stability due to the vertical stacking of the cardboard is accompanied by the extreme lightweight of the material, which makes this an ideal step stool.
The material for this second step stool was purchased from a nearby steel processing factory. The shape and steps are formed by weakening the metal at the bends and applying enough force to shape the stool. With this method only a drill was used.
Model: Lorena Dähler
photographed by Jonathan C. L. Chan