The Echo Stool, a brand new design, was selected as a finalist at the Design Within Reach Providence Studio's annual M+D+F Design Competition. The finalists selected were on exhibition at the studio on April 30th. In describing this event, the DWR press release states: "View the finalists of the Modern + Design + Function competition.
M+D+F 2009 is a juried exhibition of innovative furniture by emerging designers in New England. Organized by the DWR Providence Studio and juried by creative professionals in the design, architecture, art and fashion worlds, M+D+F provides an opportunity for peer, public and professional recognition for up-and-coming designers and firms."
The Echo Stools shown here are the prototypes that were in this exhibition. The taller stool is made from Arreis MDF with an eco-resin seat and stainless steel hardware. The shorter stool is made from solid-black Valchromat MDF with an eco-resin seat and stainless steel hardware. The stools will be available with other base materials as well, including bamboo plywood. The stool bases have a low-VOC, water-based PolyWhey protective coating.