a VIAL® product
Designed by Patrick Frey
Robust stool or coffee table for in and outdoors.
A SCULPTURE FOR IN AND OUTDOORS
The exceptional aesthetics of the NOOK family are achieved by a combination of innovative material, timeless design and a high-quality finish. NOOK is a dynamic statement. The shape achieves a complete symbiosis of curved and rectangular elements, creating a sculptural appearance full of vivid presence. Moreover, its charm, mobility and weather resistance show what
convivial living is really all about.
The NOOK stool was our first product and our first ambassador for our way of design. It got rewarded several times. We started VIAL tocreate innovative products with high standard for in and outdoors. All this has been given credit by the international Forum Design (iF) right away with the Product design award 2010 and with the material award 2011.
Only a little bit later the same year the NOOK family has been nominated for the Designpreises Deutschland 2011 by the German Design Council. So our first product that we brought to market with Patrick Frey has archived all we could ever dream of and we are very proud to have received these awards.
The NOOK stool is manufactured from one single piece of material: a folding pattern is CNC machined on the flip side of a VarioLine® sheet; the bench is then folded into its distinct shape and the construction is fixed at the bottom with only one aluminum catch, eliminating the need for adhesives or welding. The striking design of the NOOK stool is achieved by the particular properties of the material and the interaction of tension and folding. Both the bench and the VarioLine® material are manufactured in Dresden, Germany.
The NOOK stool is made from the innovative VarioLine® material. VarioLine® is a sheet plastic material using a high-tech injection moulding process to produce a closed-cell foam core enclosed between two highly compressed, non-porous surface layers. This particular structure makes the material both stiff and flexible. VarioLine® is also weatherproof and UV-resistant and consists mainly of polypropylene which makes recycling easy. VarioLine® is a tried and tested material that has been used successfully for many years for playgrounds, in the automotive and marine industries.