LM Stool


Furniture / Industrial Design


Exhibitions: 

Africa by Design: Designjunction, London Design Festival, London, England. 20-23 September, 2018.

Venice Design 2018,  16th Venice Architectural Biennale, Palazzo Michiel,Venice, Italy. 26th of May till the 25th of November, 2018

Focus on Africa, Palazzo Litta Cultura, Milan, Italy. March 15th till 2nd of April, 2018

Year: 2018


Images:
nmbelloStudio,

Kadara Enyeasi, 
Ike Edeani

Andrew Shum

Status: In production

While exploring the existing manufacturing possibilities in Lagos, Nigeria, Nifemi discovered a factory using sheet metal to produce metal casings for electrical power generators for the Nigerian market. The generators are popular, due to the lack of 24 hour electricity in homes causing individuals to have a backup supply of electricity via the generator.


Nifemi consequently re-worked the concept of the 3 to 4-legged stool by exploiting the structural capabilities of sheet metal. Once a rough, stable form was developed, the studio began to toy with the idea of subtraction. “How much of the form could be removed without affecting the stability?” After multiple iterations of subtraction, the studio arrived at a bold and abstract form of the LM stool.