Shitake, pouf
by Marcel Wanders, 2007

The philosophy of playfulness

Shitake is a mushroom which grows on tree trunks and in Dutch its name means “a bench for elves”. Marcel Wanders has experimented with the potential offered by rotational moulding to design a stool with an irregular, ironic shape which is reminiscent of a mushroom. The result is fun, irreverent yet enriched by the careful working of its surface which has been decorated to give the impression that it is covered in raised embroidery. The stools are hollow so that they can be filled with water, sand or other materials and resealed with the removable cap.

Rotationally molded, recyclable polyethylene with integral color. Shitake is fade-resistant and waterproof, and can be filled with sand for additional stability for outdoor use.