NOOK is a neat and new little stool made from an innovative material called VarioLine, a material made of solid structural outer layers and a lightweight foamed inner core, resulting in a panel that is very stiff, impact resistant and exceptionally low weight. This makes the stool easy to clean, weather proof, water proof, impact resistant, chemical resistant and recyclable!
NOOK was created by award-winning designer Patrick Frey with a single sheet of VarioLine. It can be used virtually anywhere and comes in various color options. Currently retailing for 229€, the stool recently won the 2010 iF product design award.
NOOK is manufactured by VIAL GmbH, a family-run company with its headquarters in Germany that plans to continue to work with Frey. The plans for their furniture collection is for the collection to be guided by the principles of 'conviVIAL living' and to develop striking, weatherproof furniture that encourages a modern form of vibrant sociability.
These stools are a great and fun addition to any room in a home or office. For example, they would look great in the kids' section of a modern dentist office. Also imagine what a great impact they would make in a library, replacing the traditional step stool found there. Don't you think they're a lot more appealing?
source : VIAL