FORT STANDARD: What inspired your MAD chair? “We wanted to make a robust seating element that pushed the limits of our combined skill sets. We also knew that aluminum is one of the few malleable metals that can be worked with woodworking tools — which was not only an interesting design opportunity but a must if we wanted to build a metal stool with the limited set-up at the museum. The design itself evolved with those limitations in mind. Our solution yielded a simple, well-weighted, durable design with subtle details that, as makers, satisfied our sensitivities about how things are made.”
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FORT STANDARD: What inspired your MAD chair? “We wanted to make a robust seating element that pushed the limits of our combined skill sets. We also knew that aluminum is one of the few malleable metals that can be worked with woodworking tools — which was not only an interesting design opportunity but a must if we wanted to build a metal stool with the limited set-up at the museum. The design itself evolved with those limitations in mind. Our solution yielded a simple, well-weighted, durable design with subtle details that, as makers, satisfied our sensitivities about how things are made.”