Fold and stackable stool, base and column, October - December 1998


The Constantin folding stool was conceived in homage to Constantin Brancusi's bases used to elevate his elegant sculptures. A playful procedure allows the stool to unfold from a flat square board into a voluminous sculptural furniture unit.

To date, a limited edition of twelve prototypes has been manufactured.

Constantin is part of the Vitra Design Museum Collection and was presented in the exhibition "Living in Motion" between May 2002 and Jun 2007 at the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein and Berlin, the Museu de Les Arts Decoratives, Barcelona; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Museu Serralves, Porto; Kunsthaus Graz; Z33, Hasselt; Fundaciòn Canal, Madrid; Museum Hilversum, Hilversum; ICA, Boston; and the City Art Centre, Edinburgh. In 2008 it was shown in "Adventure with Objects - the von Vegesack Collection" at the The Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli Torino, Italy. For both exhibitions a catalog was published. It was also presented at "Werkforum '98" at J. Bally&Co. in Zurich.


Materials: Plywood, canvas, wood glue, lacquer



Constantin