Minimalism of Form and Material
The "LUZ Stool" by Furniture Design MFA student Drew Slickmeyer is an exercise in minimalism of form, material and production processes while still acknowledging, and even exploiting, the characteristics of a natural material such as wood. It is a product of offcuts and scraps, which dictated its size and ultimately the implementation of the arched leg structure. A simple and strong joint connects the two planes of the substructure, while 12 sets of magnets ensure a secure connection without visible hardware, all while still allowing for seasonal wood movement. A hand-rubbed oil finish protects and highlights the subtle figuring within the cherry lumber and completes the simple production process of the "LUZ Stool."