Think Fabricate takes their Stepping Stones Collection Outdoors With The New Stepping Out Chair & Ottoman, using new materials Afromosia and Richlite to create a striking, sustainable and outdoor-friendly furniture set.
The Stepping Out Chair & Ottoman is the first indoor/outdoor line and the third seating design in Think Fabricate's Stepping Stones collection, which includes a credenza, bench and two additional seating arrangements. The product takes its name from the unique cutouts and shapes of stepping-stones on a garden path and blends unique architecture with furniture design. In the creating process, the shape and focus on surface texture also evolved. Stepping Out is built using sustainable materials and explores a new, highly durable approach to the rounded edge detail, which distinguishes the line. The rounded corners shaped out of solid teak give the chair the durability necessary for heavy-duty use not only for outdoors but also in residential, hospitality, and commercial interior applications.
The wood is finished in teak oil and the end caps in a waterborne satin lacquer. The Stepping Out Chair contrasts natural Afromosia, or FSC certified teak, wrapping the structural form with an engraved pattern of ducks on the end cap, taken from a historical calendar, imprinted in a modern day sustainable material, Richlite. This pattern has previously appeared as silk screen printing in Think Fabricate's Wall*Nuts collection and is transformed here in three-dimensions.
To integrate the entire Stepping Stones collection, the shape of the new Footsie Ottoman enables two chairs to face each other, sharing a footrest for more fun indoors and outdoors!
Think Fabricate was co-founded by Susan Doban and Jason Gorsline in November 2009 as a multidisciplinary design studio affiliated with Doban Architecture. Think Fabricate's primary goal is to design solutions for better living, learning and community. All of the company's collections are designed and manufactured in Brooklyn, using sustainable materials, natural wood, applied color and historical motifs juxtaposed with modern forms.