Bolt is maybe the most iconic stool of the collection. Its unique silhouette is highly recognizable with his 4 solid logs elegantly held by a contrasting metal ring. Bolt is a paradoxe: brutal and very refined at the same time. The stool is also surprisingly comfortable while at first many consider it only as decorative piece. It is much more than that, it a sculpture for daily use.
A COMFORTABLE SCULPTURE
Bolt was originally part of the 'Marginal notes' exhibition held by Note design studio collective as a creative stunt in 2010. The concept of the exhibition was to produce in real life the doodles and ‘marginal notes’ that the members of the creative collective had in their notebooks, however crazy they might be.
The ‘BOLT’ presented in the exhibition was really 4 logs held together by a metal ring. It was not possible to seat on it and even the members of Note were skeptical about the possibility to make it a practical piece.
After numerous prototypes, La Chance artisans and Note design studio managed to create the final design of one of the signature pieces of the brand and won the prestigious Wallpaper design award the year following its release.
FROM A GALLERY CONCEPT TO A PRACTICAL STOOL
Note Design Studio, what was the original inspiration for the Bolt stool ?
Note Design Studio is a collective of
architects, graphic & product designers established in Sweden in 2008. They presented their first furniture pieces in 2010 during the Marginal exhibition where the colorful and sculptural creations were to define Note’s identity and originated their career as one of the main player in nowadays Nordic design scene.
Their style combines the elegant simplicity of Nordic design with a playful and almost naïve identity.
NOTE DESIGN STUDIO
Note Design Studio, can you sketch Bolt in your dream house ?
BOLT works in any type of environment and is able to bring a modern touch or some warmth to a clinical and modern environment, both in residential and curated hospitality projects.
Discover how a Bolt stool is made in our stories.
2 WOODS, 4 FINISHES
Black stained ash
& shiny lacquered blue ring
All measurements are in cm.
Black stained ash
& steel cooper ring finish
Natural polished mapl
& lavachrome ring
Natural polished maple
& shiny lacquered orange ring
IN SITU | Find the Bolt stool on Pinterest !