Champ Stool
for Matter

2016

Designed in collaboration with Joseph Guerra.

Winner of a 2016 ICFF Editors' Award.

Images:
Matter

Champ is a bent tubular steel stacking stool. Intended to fit effortlessly into a home, café, or office, the broad tube gives the stool a pleasantly robust familiarity. Named with a nod to its similarity to a champagne cage, Champ is a stool that finds function in its casual and practical nature.

The simple form is made possible by expert tube bending and brazing (performed at first by bicycle welders that Matter commissioned for the initial production run) allowing for infinite stacking without exaggerated proportions. The diameter also makes for easy grabbing, and allows one to stack it without difficulty.

Since its initial debut as a low stool, the Champ collection has grown to include a table, as well as counter and bar stools.