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Pi Stool Designed by Simon Cass for Par-avion

The ‘pi stool’ was first designed and manufactured in 2001 by Simon Cass, and is the prototypical stool in the extended pi collection. A contemporary take on the Danish modern style and deriving from the honest simplicity of Japanese forms, the ‘pi stool’ perfectly melds both form and function. Texture and colour inform the aesthetic. The rigid oak frame contrasts the soft give of the woven seat creating a balance between structure and comfort. The woven seat was inspired by Hans Wegner’s ‘Round Chair’ with an intentional gap where the legs and cross rail intersect the frame. This modern detail is a departure from traditional chair seats by highlighting the craft in the joinery.

Simon Cass is one half of design partnership, par avion co. and is based in Norwich, Norfolk. Our backgrounds in furniture making & restoration and architecture provide the backbone of our designs, which combine traditional craft and modern styling to create unique pieces. Par Avion co aims to design and produce high quality objects that reflect a love of Mid-Century and Scandinavian design as well as Japanese and British craft skills.

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