Stork is a birdlike seat for work and play. Made for and inspired by my newborn nephew, Stone. The desk-stool typology was conceived from explorations in flexible learning for elementary school students. Storks break the grid of any space they land in, bringing warmth, play, and nature with them. The whimsical, animalistic Storks can flock together to create casual workspaces in offices, schools, cafés, or homes.

Stork is a birdlike seat for work and play. Made for and inspired by my newborn nephew, Stone. The desk-stool typology was concieved from explorations in flexible learning for elementary school students. Storks break the grid of any space they land in, bringing warmth, play and love with them. The whimsical, animalistic Storks can flock together to create casual workspaces in offices, schools, cafés, or homes.

Stork is a birdlike seat for work and play. Made for and inspired by my newborn nephew, Stone. The desk-stool typology was conceived from explorations in flexible learning for elementary school students. Storks break the grid of any space they land in, bringing warmth, play, and nature with them. The whimsical, animalistic Storks can flock together to create casual workspaces in offices, schools, cafés, or homes.

Spring 2019 @ ArtCenter — Stained White Ash, Wool, Plywood — Prototype

✺ ArtCenter Gallery Summer 2019 + Core77 Design Awards 2020 Runner Up

Spring 2019 @ ArtCenter — Stained White Ash, Wool, Plywood — Prototype

✺ ArtCenter Gallery Summer 2019 + Core77 Design Awards 2020 Runner Up

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what would it be like to ride a stork?

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Stork for Stone

My nephew Stone was born on January 12th, 2019; 2 days before my school term started at ArtCenter. Meeting him for the first time and realizing the eternal bond that just began opened my eyes to life, art, and the impact I can have for anything, even the little things, in his life.

I started that spring term at school with a fresh slate. I began drawing a visceral, whimsical world for Stone to dream and play in. The design for Stork originally began as a chair meant to transform elementary school classrooms into more free-flowing and collaborative spaces. I researched the importance of flexible learning environments and how they can push the 6Cs, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, communication, connectivity, and culture in the classroom. With these findings, I then considered what I would like Stone to grow up with as his first piece of furniture. I wanted it to be soft and playful; something whimsical, almost coming out of a storybook, to inspire him to dream even bigger. One day as Planet Earth was playing in the background whilst ideating, Stork was born.

Stork is the harmony of two forms. The round pouf provides kids and adults with a comfortable plush seat to nest on. The shape is organic and egg-like lofting up to a soft square that's inviting to sit on. The form language came from shapes that are instinctively comforting like river stones and eggs. The ash wood neck and head have a delicate, soft accelerated form that instantly reads as a bird looking out at the horizon. The beak tabletop is a weighted, robust form that pivots, providing the rider with a desk to sip coffee, write a poem, or envision riding a stork through the sky on.

— Krishna

Stork for Stone

My nephew Stone was born on January 12th, 2019, 2 days before my school term started at ArtCenter. Meeting him for the first time and realizing the eternal bond that just began opened my eyes to life, art, and the impact I can have for anything, even the little things, in his life.

I started that spring term at school with a fresh slate. I began drawing a visceral, whimsical world for Stone to dream and play in. The design for Stork originally began as a chair meant to transform elementary school classrooms into more free-flowing and collaborative spaces. I researched the importance of flexible learning environments and how they can push the 6Cs, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, communication, connectivity, and culture in the classroom. With these findings, I then considered what I would like Stone to grow up with as his first piece of furniture. I wanted it to be soft and playful; something whimsical, almost coming out of a storybook, to inspire him to dream even bigger. One day as Planet Earth was playing in the background whilst ideating, Stork was born.

Stork is the harmony of two forms. The round pouf provides kids and adults with a comfortable plush seat to nest on. The shape is organic and egg-like lofting up to a soft square that's inviting to sit on. The form language came from shapes that are instinctively comforting like river stones and eggs. The ash wood neck and head have a delicate, soft accelerated form that instantly reads as a bird looking out at the horizon. The beak tabletop is a weighted, robust form that pivots, providing the rider with a desk to sip coffee, write a poem, or envision riding a stork through the sky on.

— Krishna

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