Nicolas Le Moigne
Leather Slip Stool, 2012
34 x 33 x 38 cm
Edition of 24 plus 1 AP, 2 Prototypes
Le Moigne's Leather Slip Stool is an elegant take on the original Eternit Slip Stool developed with Gallery Libby Sellers in 2007. In trying to find a means of recycling leather scraps, the Leather Slip Stools give value to imperfections that have resulted from the production process and emphasize these 'unique' qualities in each piece.
Like the Eternit project - which saw stools formed from offcuts of the fibrous cement compound - Le Moigne has developed the Leather Slip Stools as a means of presenting the contradictory characteristics of the two materials: softness and hardness; nature and industrialization; perfection and imperfection. These versions emphasise the leather’s sewn seams and creases as intrinsic qualities of the objects.