Art Stool 02 (Design by Bronsin Ablon, reimagined by Studio Guapo)
In 2021 Studio Guapo approached Work At Hand to remix and reimagine the studio’s iconic Pillow Stool (2019). Originally rendered in white oak and black leather, Bronsin (Work At Hand) and Matt (Studio Guapo) worked together to find unique and street-style inspired materials to compose one-of-one Art Stools. Sourcing material locally in New York City, Bronsin fabricated the stools at his studio and woodshop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Matt then applied his unique collage and graphics to the three stools. The materials, hardware, and graphic additions are inspired by Matt’s experience in the NYC set design and streetwear scenes. The composition of materials and graphics transform the stools into ‘wearable’ objects that a shopper could ‘walk out the store with’.
The three stools offer a tiered selection starting with the green cushion and rough brown and graphic base. Next, the black cushion with grey and graphic base elevates the finishes with added black handle. Third and finally, the fully upholstered faux-leather stool sports a heavy metal chain as necklace and handle, a fashion forward and high-end imagination of what a stool can be.