Masato Miura Wednesday 16 May 2012

Designed by Austrian designer Masato Miura, the prototype of the MBH5 barstool combines both elegance and stability into the constraint of economic feasibility.

The design concept is based on seven wooden parts, die-cut from a single plate. The shapes contributing to multiple stools can be arranged in a way that keeps scrap material to a minimum.

The cookie-cutter construction technique establishes a playful look of layered building blocks composed into a sound piece of furniture, while the partially curved edges add an effect of graceful facility.