Tubabu stool by Martín Azúa
We’re starting to getting familiar with Martín Azúa, here’s another example of his remarkable designs; the Tubabu stool. A three-legged seating with a cord.
Tubabu is a toned beech wooden stool that looks nordic but was designed in Barcelona and produced in Africa. It consist of three legs that are inserted in the seat. The footrest is attached by a twisted cord that makes the whole stool stronger. It’s a simple technical solution that make it possible to be mount it without any tools. His assembly design allows them to be assembled wherever they go and make it easy to transport.
Martín Azúa is a Basque designer working in Barcelona since 1994. Graduate in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona, he combines his professional activity as object and space designer for important companies together with a more speculative work. He belongs to a category of designers who consider experimental methods as a fundamental part of the design process. Among his best known projects are the Casa Básica (Basic House), which since 2007 is part of the MOMA permanent collection in New York, the medals for the Swimming World Championship in Barcelona 2003, and design of the exhibition SED (Thirst) for the Expo Zaragoza 2008. The project “Species in evolution” for Roca was awarded with a FAD ephemeral architecture award in 2008.
He is particularly interested in the inclusion of natural processes in daily life and the use of handcrafted resources in order to preserve cultural and technological diversity.