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The Derek Welsh Stool is the first product we prototyped as part of the DW Collection. Derek Welsh visited our workshop in February 2020 and spent a few days understanding the skills and methods of our carpenters.
The design of the stool uses simple and strong methods of construction, relying on traditional joineries that were used before advanced technology became prevalent in woodworking. An example of this is the deliberately exposed joinery where the legs meet the bottom of the seat, rather than trimming the cylindrical tenons fully into the underside. This is a detail that is typical of traditional woodworking and can be seen in several pieces from the 19th century and early 20th century, including a rare Charles Rennie Mackintosh chair from 1910. Mackintosh incidentally hailed from Glasgow, the city Welsh lives and works in.
The multipurpose stool is ideal for seating at a table or as a side table. It is robust, compact and especially suitable for small spaces and city apartments. The stool is currently available in Natural Teak, Black and Blue finishes.