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Design as Project: Tibu and Sequoia Bar Stools

Design as Project: Tibu and Sequoia Bar Stools

Tibu and Sequoia are two products designed by the Norwegian studio Anderssen & Voll that add Scandinavian flavor into Italian design. They are part of Magis, a firm founded in 1976 in Northern Italy. Representing projects, they are new looks at a classic design.

TIBU  
soft, smooth & strong from top to bottom 

The Tibu stool offers an extremely clean and functional design.  It is adjustable in height and available in eight vibrant colors consistent throughout the piece, although the materials vary according to their function. Its frame is made of polyester painted steel, the smooth height-adjustment mechanism works at the push of a button and soft upholstery comes in Kvadrat fabric Steelcut.

“We were very inspired by trying to express the category of gas lifting barstools in a new way.” 

–Anderssen & Voll 

SEQUOIA 
robust, long-lasting and evergreen like a redwood tree 

Sequoia is a minimalistic barstool made of polyester painted steel. Its design recalls branches of a tree trunk when looking at the wider and narrower tube growing out of the the round base. The welding of steel tubes is inspired by the technique used to assemble bicycle frames and ensures safe stability.

“Magis is not tied down by usual understanding of brand building—its more about the project, how to make it more refined and then the project is moving the whole thing.” 

– Anderssen & Voll 

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