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Statthocker: Quirky stool pieces from street lanterns
The Classic 1960s, mushroom-like street lanterns have been transformed into quirky stool pieces named as Statthocker, designed by Bielefeld product and interior designers Oliver Bahr and Bastian Demmer.
Oliver Bahr and Bastian Demmer came up with the idea of repurposing them into stackable stools, because of their perfect seat height. To make room for energy saving diode lamps, the hard plastic lantern shades have been removed. The upper side of the shades feature a seat surface made of high gloss HI-MACS, which has created conical stools with a choice of colourful seats.
Statthocker can be used both as a seat and a light as it can be illuminated with a stand-alone LED light fitted into a milled recess beneath the seat. Featuring both functionality as well as form, the stool has the potential to add a classic glamour to the aesthetic of the place.
Statthocker is 47 cm tall with a seat diameter of 24 cm and a 32.5 cm base, taking up little space. Combining recycled lamp shades with the modern mineral material HI-MACS, the stool represents craftsmanship and functionality.
The 1960s shades have a natural patina and bear traces of wear and tear, which provides a unique feature to the pieces. The idea of applying a print to the seat has also come up with proceeds from the sale of these to go to Bielefeld Municipal Zoo.
Statthocker has also received the iF product Design Award 2013 in the categories of “furniture/home textiles” and “bathroom/wellness”.