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Stool, 48 Triangles, from Pewter series

This is a stool. It was designed by Max Lamb.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Johnson Trading Gallery as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2014. Its medium is pewter poured into molded sand.

Inspired by natural elements, Lamb explores the process of furniture making by using raw materials and experimental techniques, resulting in a rough and tactile quality. To fabricate his Pewter stool, Lamb poured molten pewter into a mold dug into the sand at the beach. He then excavated the hardened piece from its primitive matrix.

It is credited Courtesy of Johnson Trading Gallery.

Our curators have highlighted 9 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Stool (USA)
  • riveted, hammered and formed sheet aluminum.
  • The Linda and Irwin R. Berman Stool Collection.
  • 2013-50-5
  • Pirkka Stool
  • lacquered beech, pine.
  • The Linda and Irwin R. Berman Stool Collection.
  • 2008-32-1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 40 × 55 × 50 cm (15 3/4 × 21 5/8 × 19 11/16 in.)

We have 1 video that features Stool, 48 Triangles, from Pewter series.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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