Luisa Stool: by GAMplusFRATESI

Luisa Stool: by GAMplusFRATESI

Janel Laban
May 19, 2006

"…like at grandmothers home – all her best furniture are always covered in plastic so they don't get dirty." Happily, our grandmother didn't do this, but we remember visiting homes that did...and we find the designer's inspiration hilarious.

The inspiration for this model emerged during a lunch in the home of Enrico Fratesi's Italian grandmother Luisa. "What is fantastic about having lunch at Luisa's home is the idea that under the flowered table cloth, which is protected by a solid transparent plastic cover, three other layers of wax, foam and felt cloth are hiding – in total five layers protect this mysterious table, which no one has ever seen."

The winning design of a Danish design competetion held last year, the Luisa stools are now in production with Softline. The "inside-out" designs has the soft materials sandwiched inside two layers of transparent acrylic.

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