Peter Zumthor’s private house and atelier in Haldenstein, Switzerland, is located next to his wooden atelier built in the 1980s. The four-legged stool used in the music room is simple, comfortable, and upholstered in bright velour fabric. It can also be found in the wooden Leis houses, holiday houses also designed by Zumthor. Named Damenhocker (ladies’ stool), the stool has a classic and sophisticated look with a hint of delicacy and cuteness but also a dignified appearance. It has a presence on its own but can be aligned or randomly arranged.
The legs carved out of solid wood are thinned towards the ground, lifting the plump seating in the air. The back of the seating is finished in oak veneer in black colour. The naturally finished legs create a clean composition with the seating.