The ISHINOMAKI STOOL was specially designed at a series of furniture-making workshops in collaboration with Herman Miller for primary school students and locals in temporary housing. Members from Ishinomaki Lab conducted site observations in the area and found that locals were often using plastic cases made for storing beer bottles as stools. There was an evident need for a step stool to access storage in high-up places and a chair for putting on shoes near the house entrance. Thus, this compact and lightweight stool was created.

Karimoku’s version of this stool consists of slimmer parts while keeping to the design’s original aesthetic.

Designer: Keiji Ashizawa⁣
Material: Oak⁣
Colour: Pure Oak, Grain Gray, Grain Matte Black