Name: Yata Stool
Designer: Naoki Hirakoso
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Yata Stool is a minimalist design by Japan-based designer Naoki Hirakoso. The wooden stool epitomizes Japanese minimalism with its clean lines and practicality. Due to the bevelled edges underneath the feet, the stools are completely stackable. The stool is composed through a triangulation of different wood pieces.
I’m always impressed by how much thought Japanese designers put into their work. It’s never just a simple object – there is always meaning behind the design, or multiple functions, or a sentiment that we wouldn’t understand. Nowadays, I stare at Japanese designs with such intrigue and curiosity, I lose track of time. Before all of this, I always thought how stupid people looked while blankly staring at a painting for longer than five minutes to try and grasp its “meaning.” I’m one of those people now.