The SOMA Three-Legged Stool

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The SOMA Three-Legged Stool

Designed by furniture maker Masaru Kawai, this piece is built from native Japanese oak — the odd number of legs in this elegant stool help provide stability on uneven ground.


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Designed by furniture maker Masaru Kawai, this piece is built from native Japanese oak — the odd number of legs in this elegant stool help provide stability on uneven ground.

Story

The deceptively simple three-legged stool is a classic for a reason — the odd number of legs allows it to stabilize on uneven ground. In the past, when floors weren’t always as flat as they are now, this was particularly helpful; we find they make useful additional outdoor seating, too. Built from Japanese oak (largely sourced from the Hida region), this piece is designed by SOMA. We met SOMA’s founder, Masaru Kawai, on our recent adventure to Japan, where we visited his workshop in Gifu Prefecture. He takes care to consider the age, variety, color, and history of the wood he uses, ensuring it meets the particular needs and function of the pieces he makes. Through his work, Masaru hopes to restore a connection to authentic Japanese culture by using native coniferous woods. We’re proud to be the exclusive carriers of this stool and three additional SOMA pieces in the U.S.A.

Specs
  • 3 legs
  • Weight capacity of 200lbs.
  • 11.8" W x 11.8" D x 16.1" H
Materials
  • Japanese Oak
Origin
  • Made in Japan
Care
  • Wipe clean with dry cloth.