“Our consumer society is aimed at buying and replacing things we already own,” says Jorrim Kox. “Products are made to break down after a relatively short time, to stimulate new purchases. And even though ‘sustainable’ is a popular label these days, hardly anything really is.” According to Jorrim, true sustainability means that a product exists for at least a century without losing its function. This stool proves that it’s possible: a tripod made of indestructible aluminium, a stainless steel spindle with a bronze nut and a seat of primeval hardwood. It comes with a 500-year guarantee.
© Design Academy Eindhoven, Photo by Lonneke van der Palen