The willow stool made at Kari Virtanen’s workshop, Fiskars village, Finland as the final classes of Wood Studio. Kari worked as a cabinet maker with Alvar Aalto and the founder of the furniture company, Nikari.
From cutting and gathering material to sawing and finishing, all the process is done by traditional hand tools without automated machines.
My idea was to continue the previous concept: make the cross section interesting in terms of the mathematical symmetry in nature so that it reminds of the section of tree trunk. To do that, I weaved willows together to make some spiral shape on top of my stool. Willow skin was used to fasten the stool. No glue was applied.