The Knuckle stool, along with a family of cardboard designs viewed in the last image, was developed as a University study that examined the seating forms developed by Frank Gehry in the 1970s.
In its most crude state, ordinary cardboard is a material frequently used in architectural models. Investigation into the material hinted at the hitherto unsuspected potential of cardboard forms. In response to this research, I was inspired to experiment with the strength of the material through a range of laminating processes and profiles.
As demonstrated by the Knuckle stool, the result of this investigation is a design alternative that offers cost efficiency, sustainability, and unconventional forms that are dictated by the fragile nature of the raw material.