Peter Marigold | Jib

Peter Marigold’s stools are named after one of the main sails on a boat, the jib. The stools are made with individually upholstered parts, which can be brought together in different combinations: almost like choosing and comparing swatches of fabric samples.

During the assembly the parts become asymmetrically skewed, so that one seems to be jumping on to the next. The intention is to give the stool a dynamic, playful, but quiet quality. The units can also be adapted to incorporate longer parts, so that, for example, you could create a bench using the same design language.

Peter Marigold followed a path from sculpture at Central Saint Martins into theatrical and event scenography. In 2005 he joined the Design Products course at the Royal College of the Art under Ron Arad and since then has concentrated almost solely on furniture. In 2009 he was awarded one of the four Designer of the Future awards by Design Miami, followed by a significant installation at Art Basel. Working with both galleries and manufacturers his work continues to be exhibited in the UK and abroad including MoMA New York, Design Museum London, 21–21 Design Site Tokyo and Design Museum Holon.