Back to the Premio Vico Magistretti design contest for a closer look at what happens when you "combine simplicity with playfulness, elegance, freshness, and contemporary spirit in home and office furniture design." Sponsored by designboom (we stopped in yesterday for a peek), this "living simplicity in furniture design" contest shows how green and simple can go together hand in hand.
The "Teo Stool," by Argentinian designers Luciana Gonzalez Granco and Cristian Mohaded, took second prize in the contest; using some pretty smart geometry, it starts as a flat piece and folds up into a modern, utilitarian shape that can be constructed out of just about anything. Hit the jump for more pics and an explanation in the designers' own words. ::Teo Stool
"Taking a flexible material surface as starting point, net but subtile and harmonious lines are therefore defined, suggesting a great simplicity. It is an individual stool, folded and structured by four metal snap buttons placed on its bottom part. A wide range of materials and finishings are also possible: leather, steel, polypropylene, as well as different textures and patterns. This allows the customization of the product. Once unfolded its mainly bidimentional morphology optimizes transportation and storage tasks, not only during its commercialization but also within the domestic environment."