Visiting the recent graduation show at Design Academy Eindhoven, we stumbled upon this sturdy looking stool designed by Jorrim Kox. Its heavy industrial look attracted us.

‘Our consumer society is aimed at buying and replacing things we already own,’ says Jorrim Kox. ‘Products are made to break down after a relatively short time, to stimulate new purchases. And even though “sustainable” is a popular label these days, hardly anything really is.’ According to Jorrim, true sustainability means that a product exists for at least a century without losing its function. This stool proves it’s possible: a tripod made of indestructible aluminum, a stainless steel spindle with a bronze nut, and a seat of primeval hardwood. It comes with a 500-year guarantee. Wonder who’ll be sitting on it in 2513.

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