Craig Bassam and Scott Fellows, 2020


Some of the most innovative, powerful design takes its strength from its sculptural elements.‎ In certain cases, it is a sense of fragility that offers impact.‎ At other times it is the imposing, muscular heft of the object that strikes a chord – a strong sense of presence.‎ There have been many influential pieces of design from the last 100 years that have come from a utilitarian place.‎ The BassamFellows Cluster Stool is such a piece and was developed to meet a design brief for a large hospitality group, but ended up securing a place in their collection. The Cluster is a simple, easy to move object for sitting on, and it stacks neatly away without the need to be hidden.‎ A group of Clusters looks “on purpose,” and pleasing to the eye.‎ It belongs to a canon of utilitarian, Modernist stools, and looks like the kind of ultra-functional object you may find in a Japanese onsen – a design that may have existed unchanged for centuries.‎ It is stark, but the dip in the seat and the rounded taper of its four legs feels elegant and delicate.‎

  • Low stackable wood stool
  • Available in solid white oak or walnut
  • 19.6"w 15.8"d 16.8"h
  • Made in USA by BassamFellows