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Sustainable Stool by Jorrim Kox

Sustainable Stool

Photo by Lonneke van der Palen

“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.

Jorrim Kox