Polistool rev.1


A piece of furniture, more specifically a stool has been created from one piece of recyclable metal, in a bent polygonal shape. The object retains an overall symmetry with perceptual hints of a symmetrical artifact. What this means is that as the object is open and closed at the same time. As the viewer uses/ observes the 
object from varying angles, changing visual interactions and relationships are created between the differing facets such as reflections, 
retractions and morphing.

In a sense the object is constantly recycling its form. The object which has been featured at the Green Design Festival in Athens in September 2010, is to show sustainable design products, but as Designers we must not just think of the materials but the sustainability of the processes we use to make the pieces. That is why our belief in "Full Circle" Green Design also includes the sustaining of Cypriot craftsmen, small factories and workshops that have faded due to business decisions and manufacturing overseas. The carpenters, the metal workers, welders, pottery makers, cobblers and tailors: these are all small 
businesses that contribute to the community and continue the craft traditions passed down from the ancients.

The object of Athens Green design is to show sustainable Design products, but as Designers we must not just think of the materials but the sustainability of the processes we use to make the pieces. That is why our belief in "Full Circle" Green design also includes the sustaining of craftsmen, small factories and workshops that have suffered due to business decisions and manufacturing overseas. The carpenters, the metal workers, welders pottery makers, these are all small businesses that contribute to the community and continue the craft traditions passed down from the ancients. Without these people we would not have accomplished what WEdid-ID started.

Designed with: Brian Ward.
Year produced: 2010.

Material: Recycled aluminium.
Dimensions: 48 x 40 x 44 cm (width x depth x height).

Photo credits: Silvio Rusmigo.

© Constantinos Economides, Brian Ward 2004 - 2020.




© Constantinos Economides Design Studio 2004-2020