bent plywood stools

A slick and contemporary look is melded together with the time-honoured craft of plywood bending to form these stools. The clever use of bent plywood and solid timber creates a stool which is lightweight but sturdy, solid yet elegant.

The stool is named after the Australian inventor, and pioneer of the post-war plywood industry, Ralph Symonds (1895-1961). Ralph Symonds’ factory created the world’s largest plywood sheets at the time, and was a substantial partner in the construction of the Sydney Opera House.

These stools are a modest homage to the man’s great spirit and his part in Australia’s design and construction history.