Limestone StoolRegular price €1,100
For his limestone stool "Sample 4 - When the Shovel Hits the Stone" designer Oliver Kanniste decided to collect 13 varieties of local limestone. Instead of digging below the surface for raw materials, he scavenged stone as well as other discarded objects and materials above-ground.
The first prototype was made as part of a school project in the Estonian Academy of Arts (Product Design Department). The course entitled Dig Where You Stand was tutored by Nick Ross Project and leaded by Anna-Liisa Laarits:
Blocks of limestone are transformed into furniture in this collection by students from the Product Design Department of Estonian Academy of Arts. Devised and co-led by designer Nick Ross, the course – titled Dig Where You Stand – investigated the history of limestone in Estonia. Students were asked both to acknowledge the legacy of one of the country’s largest dolomite quarries, while also contesting its historic contribution to the present-day limestone industry that uses the stone mainly as a finishing material.
Production time: ~2 weeks
- Designer: KANAMA
- Country of origin: Estonia
- Limestone (factory waste), hand cut, sanded and polished stone
- 350 x 350 x 400 cm