Rivet Stool I

A product of our experiments into leather’s capacities for weight-bearing and structural support, the Bill Amberg Rivet Stool is created from a single piece of wonderfully thick shoe sole leather. With no internal structure, it takes the material out of its expected context to produce a bold, lightweight, versatile and robust item of furniture.

The 6mm vegetable-tanned leather is folded into place and secured with hand-set copper rivets. Its form is inspired by Nordic birch-bark containers and references traditional Native American leather objects, with a contemporary aesthetic updated for modern living.

Designer: Bill Amberg Studio

Date Completed: 2016