An iconic stool.
- Available with fixed or height adjustable base
- Available with floor fixing
- Available with powder coated gas spring
- Optional returning mechanism
- Available in finishes suitable for outdoor environments
Lead Time Guide: 14-16 Weeks
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LEM features a family of swivel stools with measured and timeless elegance. The classic stool which encompasses a perfectly closed form features a family of swivel stools with fixed or height adjustable bases. LEM frame is available in powder coated metal with powder coated base or matt chrome frame with stainless steel linen-pattern (SS linen-pattern). Seats are available in timber, black technical fabric, stainless steel, corian, laminate Millerighe, laminate Fenix, upholstered or in concrete (with matt chrome frame only). LEM stool with height adjustable base ranging 660mm to 790mm is available with matching powder coated gas spring. Floor fixing and return mechanism is also available with height adjustable 740mm to 870mm and fixed 800mm high bases.
Shin and Tomoko Azumi were both born in Japan – Shin in Kobe in 1965 and Tomoko in Hiroshima in 1966. They met at and graduated from Kyoto City University of Art, where they studied product design and environmental design respectively. Their first collaboration was a group sculpture project in their first year in Kyoto.
After graduating in 1989, Shin worked in the personal computer department of NEC, the Japanese electronics group, and Tomoko joined an architectural design office. In 1992, Shin won a place on the industrial design course at London’s Royal College of Art. Tomoko moved to London with him. She started the RCA’s furniture design course in 1993 having spent the previous year studying English and art history at Goldsmith’s College.
Shin and Tomoko formed Azumi an 1995 and started establishing themselves in the design world by putting limited editions into production and gradually winning commercial commissions. They concentrated on pieces which could be economically produced in small quantities such as the apparently simple, but conceptually ingenuous wooden Table = Chest (Folding Table), which was light, compact and versatile – qualities that are typical among the Japanese. The Azumi’s biggest hightlight included winning the “Product of the Year” award at the International Interior Design Awards in 2000 for the LEM Piston Stool.