Maple stool is a stool in turned maple with a loose seat that is attached with a ball-and-socket joint. The inspiration comes from the classic paviour’s stool. Thus, the seat moves when the user sits on it, and the purpose of the stool is to make sitting more active. Sitting on the stool, one has to use one’s back and stomach to keep one’s balance, and that helps prevent slouching.
b. 1978, Danish furniture designer
Line Depping graduated from The Danish Design School, the line of furniture and spatial design, in 2007. Since her graduation she has participated in a number of exhibitions, most recently in ‘Uncovered’ together with a group of international designers at the Milan Designweek 2010, ‘Greenhouse’, with Jakob Jørgensen at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2010, and as a guest exhibitor at the Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition 2009, ‘A chair that is up for negotiation’. Line Depping received grants from the Danish Arts Foundation in 2009 and 2010, and in 2007 she was awarded the first prize in ‘Premio Vico Maggistretti’, organised by DePadova and Designboom. Line Depping’s furniture is characterized by an emphasis on function and materials. The expressive idiom is simple – function ‘leads to’ form – and it is essential for Line Depping to see a reason for creating a new piece of furniture. She likes to combine different materials in order to create tension between the properties of the materials. Usually her works feature wood in combination with other materials that offer a counterpoint to the wood.
f-ld-01/Maple Stool (prototype)
Dia: 38 cm H: 50 cm