Zig Stool

Jules S. Jaffe

Furniture Design Zig Stool by Jules S. Jaffe The design is inspired by the desire to showcase the unique properties of wood in the context of the technical challenges that require both beauty and functionality. To Jules S. Jaffe, this is the challenge of furniture design. The stool employs a unique triple mitered joint that did not exist before. The challenge here was to provide stability and strength to accommodate a feeling of lightness and tension in the final design. The resultant stool has exemplary strength but also has a feeling of lightness and peacefulness that the geometry, dating back to the Pythagoreans from whom the designer takes inspiration.


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