Bate-Papo and Mocho Stool
Written by Katie on May 11, 2009. Permalink
These two entirely intriguing stools are part of MoMA Design Store’s new Destination Brazil collection.
Bate-Papo Stool, $495.00 ($445.50 Members),
Buy it here.
Inspired by stools used in the Brazilian countryside, designer Flavia Pagotti Silva created this contemporary seat. In Portuguese, “bate-papo” refers to an informal conversation between friends. This low, comfortable stool, made of four plywood disks attached to the chair’s frame through ball joints is meant to be used casually and as additional seating in informal settings. Made of plywood, ball joints, recycled rubber, and metal tubing. Size: 14h x 14l x 14″w
Mocho Stool, $550.00 ($495.00 Members), Buy it here.
Designer Sergio Rodrigues favors working with traditional materials like leather, wood, and cane splints in his product designs. The Mocho Stool, an update on the traditional milkmaid’s stool used throughout Brazil, is made of a solid hardwood frame, a single-lathed hollowed seat, and three lathed legs. A handle is incorporated into the design of the stool’s seat, making it easy to transport from place to place. Made of eucalyptus wood.
Size: 15.75h x 17.75″diam.
[posted by katie]