Aruku & Kashi by SKEEHAN
Drawing inspiration from the folding structure of origami forms these stools are playful, robust, and highly customisable.
Aruku and Kashi are the first commercial products released by Canberra-based designer Tom Skeehan’s label and demonstrate a clear aesthetic that is as versatile as it is functional. Influenced by the restrained beauty of Japanese culture, Skeehan’s current body of work revolves around notions of perception and connection and seeks to revive the value of ‘play’ in design for manufacture. The sheet aluminium from which they are produced has been laser cut and folded using techniques which maximise strength without complicating the design, and powder-coated finishes inject vibrant colour into the finished product.
Both stools enjoyed strong positive responses at their launch and were bought by a number of Canberra’s better bars and cafes, an encouraging note for the company which aims to release a tall stool and some lighting later in the year.