A Study in Shape & Construction
By now it should come as no surprise that we love collaborating with Peter Flemming of Nashville-Based Design Studio, Building No. 9, especially when we get a chance to stretch our creative brains to do something new and unique.
Peter brought us a vintage sportsman’s stool - An accessory with explicit utility designed to strap onto a huntsman’s backpack and then spike into the ground for seating in the field.
He asked us to reimagine this functional piece into a work of art, giving us full creative license on construction. We had a great time updating this vintage stool, recreating the leather components and stylistic adornments to create a unique interior design detail.
Through our conversations with Peter, we were able to bring into focus his vision of taking this very utilitarian object and transforming it into a luxury accessory with handcrafted-crafted sensibility.
This project was driven by precise craftsmanship and focused on the finer detailed appointments.
Peter specified the materials, selecting a burnt orange, Italian calf leather with a classic Epsom embossing, a texture that we felt would compliment the unique, vintage cast-aluminum frame.
For the hand-stitched details we chose a steel gray thread to compliment the color of the leather, while adding visual contrast.
The saddle itself was adorned with a Gray Epsom piping to frame and finish the seat.
This project organically developed into a case study in shape, construction and design; an elegant exploration in turning what had been strictly a utility-based stool into a piece of art.
The stool now hangs on the wall as an interior design detail while still maintaining the function it was originally designed for.