American industrial designer, Nicolai Czumaj-Bront has recently launched a new piece called pitch stool. A stool/side table made from reclaimed wood which stool explores a balance and celebration of precision and imperfection. Combining a machining process with reclaimed wood. As the weathered and worn wood is shaped, the beauty and character from the variation in color, material arrangement, and signs of wear are exposed to produce a highly precise yet imperfect design. While the overall form is consistent each piece is individual.
about Nicolai Czumaj-Bront
Nicolai Czumaj-Bront was born in Chicago in 1978, studied Psychology and Philosophy at Kent State University, Ohio (1996-1999) and graduated in Industrial Design at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1999-2002 BA (Ind. Des.). In 2002, he began working for the design and engineering consultant group, DiMonte Group in Aurora, IL. Also in 2002, he formed his own independent studio, Beoform, where he developed furniture concepts until 2005. In 2005, he joined Haworth in the role of Industrial Designer after Haworth Design Manager, Iain Thorp, discovered his furniture concepts on the Beoform website. As an Industrial Designer, he is responsible for conceptual work, managing projects, creating prototypes and design to market execution. In 2007, Czumaj-Bront won Design Within Reach’s “Chicago Furniture Now” competition. In 2008, Czumaj-Bront received a NeoCon Gold Award for his NCB Resonate storage.