After stumbling upon an old tractor seat found on the side of the road in Switzerland, Australian architect and designer Craig Bassam was struck by the ergonomics of the metal seat and the contours of its form. Teaming up with American creative director Scott Fellows, the duo set about engineering a new twist on an old classic. In hand carving the contoured shape out of a single solid piece of sustainably produced timber, the design duo have relied on traditional techniques similar to those applied to the making of shoe lasts.
At first glance the Bassam Fellows Tractor Stool is simplistic in its form and construction but upon closer inspection the details are numerous and impeccably applied. Discover how to spot the difference between a real and a replica Tractor Stool inside Issue #7.