The milk stool was originally a design for Zuiderzeemuseum in the Netherlands.
The stool is based on a little old stool the designers found in the depots of the museum. Presumably it was decades ago used as a milk stool. The designers translated this old stool into a modern and usable version.
The designers like the stool as an interior object since it has an informal character; it may linger and can be used to sit on, but also as a side table.
Maarten Kolk en Guus Kusters work together since 2009. They both graduated cum laude from the department Man and Leisure at Design Academy Eindhoven. They develop autonomous projects and work as exhibition designers and curators. The poetry they find in nature, history, color and landscape are the foundation of their work. They try to translate this into objects, material applications, exhibitions and innovative production methods.
Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters exhibited their work among others at Sotheby’s London, Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen, MU Eindhoven, Textielmuseum Tilburg, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam and Design Museum Holon and is acquired by several museums and private collectors. They have been commissioned by clients as PROOFFlab and Thomas Eyck.