The more functional the furniture is, the cooler and more popular it is! Here’s one of such furniture items – a three-legged Stove stool by designer Gabriel Tan, who needs fours legs when you can get just three?
What’s interesting about this piece is that it can be pegged onto a wall to create more space in the room. The designer was inspired by a simple lifestyle of a religious sect founded in England in the 18th called Shaker. Shakers used to hang their furniture on the walls when not in use, and the unusual shape of the chair was inspired by the wood-fire Shaker stove.
Clean lines and simplicity were characteristic of Shaker furniture, and the designer incorporated these features into the stool design. There’s a simple wooden frame with just three legs and a hole in the backrest. This hole allows the chair to be lifted up and hung onto a wall-mounted peg – this way the chair looks like a sculpture! Despite being only being 63 centimetres, the chair’s backrest is designed to provide adequate lumbar support due to its convex seat shape, which is based on the wood fire stoves found in Shaker homes.