Blocco stool Naoto Fukusawa (1)

Naoto Fukasawa has designed a minimalist stacking stool for Italian furniture maker Plank, which joins a small but expanding family of chairs that Fukasawa began designing for the company last year. The simplistic design “seeks to go beyond the presentation of simple objects, suggesting more than just a “product”, rather an idea of how to enjoy your own space at best,” says the company.

The entire body of the chair is made from natural ash tree and comes in 5 different colors. And while particular attention was undoubtedly paid to the harmonious proportions of the wood, the choice to use a stainless steel foot rest serves only marginally to push this stool out of a grey category known as “boring.”

Blocco stool Naoto Fukusawa (2)Blocco stool Naoto Fukusawa (3)