The OPPONENT stool is made of solid oak wood. Due to the recurring shapes, there is no waste leftover during manufacturing. Every piece of the wood is utilized.
OPPONENT is metal-free: completely made of wood and ecologically glued, without any problematic substances.
The wooden stool is manufactured in a joinery near Vienna, which enables refugees to access the Austrian employment market. This is how ecological and social sustainability can come together.
330 x 330 x 410 mm
EUR 440 VAT. incl.
MATERIALS & ORIGIN
The great advantage of wood as a material: C02 is already bound during the creation of the raw material. In addition, wood is completely biodegradable and can therefore be returned to the natural cycle. To ensure this, we only use a pure natural oil without problematic substances to finish the wood surface.
The stool is manufactured at the NUT & FEDER joinery near Vienna in Lower Austria. Their business philosophy: to give people with refugee experience and/or migration background access to the Austrian labour market. For this combination of social commitment and entrepreneurship, NUT & FEDER was awarded the Next Award by the Vienna University of Economics and Business in 2018.
USE & CARE
OPPONENT can be used both as a stool and as a side table. The straight edge also makes it perfect for placing against a wall.
Please note: Due to its three-legged construction, the wooden stool is not suitable for you to stand on.
You should wipe the surface regularly with a dry fibre cloth to avoid stubborn dirt. Please be careful with glasses & vases: as the wood is oiled and not lacquered, water stains can occur. If a stain does occur, you can remove it carefully with diluted vinegar. Try it first on a surface that is as invisible as possible.
RECOVERY & WHAT YOU CAN DO
During the design of OPPONENT, the return of its components into the cycle was considered from the very beginning.
Should OPPONENT become unusable, there are various ways to recycle the wooden stool.
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