Designer Karin Ekwall created the clever Åsta stool, a portable seat that mixes the traditional Scandinavian furniture and history of joinery into a nostalgic and aesthetic piece of carpentry. The stool is made entirely of wood — absolutely no screws or nails are needed to put it together. Inspired by the old workshop clamps, the stool is held together through a joining method where small handles lock the legs in place. The seat can easily be flat packed for shipping or to tote with you wherever you go. Ekwall plans to use the joining method to create an entire series of furniture.

+ Karin Ekwall