PRETZEL bench + stool
Creating a piece of furniture with rattan brings challenges. One of the values of this natural material is the flexibility allowing it to be contorted into almost any shape. At the same time its pliable character requires extra support to provide structural strength. The concept behind the Pretzel series was to create furniture from modular shapes made from continuous lengths of rattan.The pretzel shape was used because of its continuous line that loops like a rope knot. This shape results in a unique module that not only shows the character of rattan in an aesthetic expression but also creates strong structural support at the joints.