The Granny stool is a tribute to our grandparents’ furniture. Furniture from a different age when the emphasis was on craftsmanship and detailing. Both the seat and legs are hand-milled on a lathe. Each leg is unique, and the shape of the leg emerges in the process at the lathe, with granny’s furniture in mind. Jonas Klein had the idea for Granny when he set out to design a stool with legs from old table and chair legs. All the legs had to be unique, and it should be apparent that they were recycled and that they had originated in a different age. As it proved hard to find enough legs, Jonas Klein began to make them himself.

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Jonas Klein

b. 1973, Danish furniture designer

Jonas Klein participated in Danish Crafts Collection CC13 and CC15 and has exhibited in several venues around the world, including DMY in Berlin in 2009 and 2010 and Blickfang in Vienna, also in 2009 and 2010. In 2011 he participated in TENT during the London Design Week. Jonas Klein’s designs are typically functional, and characterized by a simple expression and use of colour. His working process involves a mix of hand-drawings, computer drawings, models and prototypes. Jonas Klein finds inspiration in a variety of sources, such as a shape, a silhouette or a component part of an object. For example, a joint that connects two pieces of wood may provide the inspiration for something new that is completely removed from the original joint.

Jonas Klein always strives for simplicity, and throughout the process he keeps asking, “Why does that part need to be there?” “Do I really need that part?” “Is that part actually necessary, or that colour?” Questions that aim to cut to the bone and seek out the essence. In many cases, Klein’s inspiration springs from a personal need, and new ideas emerge when he encounters a need for new solutions to everyday challenges.

By same artist:
EASY (CC_17, 2013)
Four (CC_15, 2011)
Flux and 20 inch (CC_13, 2009)

img f-jk-01/Granny "nude"
H: 45 cm; Seat: Dia: 34 cm
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img f-jk-02/Granny
H: 45 cm; Seat: Dia: 34 cm
seat: nature; legs: grey, mint, pink, yellow or dusky blue
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