Made with an eye for strength and simplicity, the Ast Stool by Dimitri Bähler is intended as an essential piece of furniture. The stool is sturdy but compact, constructed from fat sections of solid pine softened by gently curved edges. A stool is the most archetypal and humble of vernacular objects; easily made and heavily used. Ast is that and more; an extremely tough and versatile piece of furniture to be used as a side table, bench, or seat.
Made in Finland of Finnish pine.
All Vaarnii products are locally made by a small number of expert Finnish makers. All pine wood is harvested from sustainably managed Finnish forests, PEFC certified and slow grown.
Pine is very characterful material. As a result of the naturally occurring oils and resins, pine will change colour as it ages. Heartwood and sapwood will start aging at a different speed resulting in gorgeous stripy patterns. The color will gradually even out and mature to a beautiful honey tone over the course of years.
Although our pine wood is the hardest soft wood you can find, it will dent and scratch over time. We ask you to embrace these characterful signs of aging.
Our raw material is hand selected for maximum quality. Because of the nature of wood, each product has a unique grain, colour, and pattern.