ZAMPA is a light, graceful stool with gently curving legs. It has only a few elements and a minimum of joins in keeping with the rigorous expectations of its designer, Jasper Morrison. Its round, flat seat is a technical achievement in that it is simply structured to provide some flex and therefore a surprising softness in how it sits. “I noticed some old country stools, handmade with curved stick legs and roughly connected to circular solid wood seats. This design is a reminder of this very direct solution to having something to sit on. Their charm and character are irresistible though they couldn’t be more direct and everyday in a practical sense.
This new version is light and adaptable for use as a stool or small side table beside the bed, in the bathroom or wherever they’re needed.” “Design is an unpredictable process.
While designing the Zampa stools I never imagined we would add a chair to the family. If Mattiazzi had asked me to design a chair first I very much doubt it would be as good as this one. Seen as a family it looks perfectly natural that there’s a chair, and I think the chair brings a lot of extra character to the stools which on their own might have seemed a bit minimal to some.”
Materials Ash of European origin and legal wood cutting.
- Size Description
Low stool: 42 x h44cm
Bar stool: 42.5 x h77cm
Counter stool: 42.5 x h67cm
Jasper Morrison was born in London in 1959, he studied design at Royal College of Art and at the HdK in Berlin. Editor of the Design Year Book 1999 with a passion for the history of design, Morrison designs for Cappellini, Vitra, Magis, Flos, Rosenthal and Sony.