Vitra Elephant Stool
The Sori Yanagi's elephant stool from 1954 is one of the most famous objects of modern Japanese design. Produced by Vitra, it stands as stable as an elephant with its wide legs. The Elephant Stool can be used both indoors and outdoors - use it in the nursery, kitchen or hall, for example, or take a stack of these stackable and lightweight stools with you to the garden or at a picnic.
Width: 51.5 cm. Depth: 46.5 cm. Height: 37 cm.
The designer: Sori Yanagi
Sori Yanagi (1915–2011) was a Japanese designer who had a major influence on both post-war Japanese design and international modern design. In addition to furniture and lighting, the productive designer also designed toys, motorcycles and even metro stations.
The Yanagi designs often combine simple usability and possibilities of western industrial design with elements and techniques from Japanese craft traditions - a good example is the multiplex butterfly stool, also from Vitra.