London based designer Timothy Schreiber presented a series of colourful plywood stools in salone del mobile in Milan. Called Yori the stools were inspired by Japanese Torii gates and also described by Timothy as an homage to Sori Yanagi’s iconic butterfly stool from 1956. The stools are made from 4 pieces of plywood of similar shapes which once assembled merge into a single seamless visual appearance.
Innovation has always played a vital part in my design process and I have been trying to push boundaries with all of my designs. I get inspired by nearly everything that surrounds me, and to say it in the words of Dieter Rams, I find it almost impossible to reinvent an entirely new chair. Therefore I believe it’s important to myself to be aware where my inspiration comes from and in case it’s from another designer or a classic piece of furniture I always try to pay tribute to them. I have been admiring japanese culture and design for a very long time, so it’s a great pleasure for me to launch these stools as a tribute to both of these.