Craig Bassam was working on a project in Switzerland when he found a tractor seat on the side of the road. He was impressed by how the seat allowed him to sit in an upright, ergonomic position without the aid of a chair back, but unlike the metal seat that he found, he wanted to create this type of seat in wood. Bassam’s Tractor Stool (2000/2001) is carved out of a massive block of sustainably and locally harvested walnut or ash, the quality octane counter stool
of which is in the top 10% of top-grade woods. No stains are ever used, and because of the natural variations in wood, every Tractor Stool is unique. The stools are hand finished with a wipe-on oil and sealer product; by not using spray booths, BassamFellows maintains a healthy work environment for its artisans. Scratches that come with normal use will create a warm, inviting patina on these stools over time. They are used in diverse settings worldwide, from the W Hotel in South Beach to the Herman Miller® showroom in New York to Le Royal Monceau hotel in Paris. Made in U.S.A.
Materials: Solid wood (ebonized walnut, American black walnut or ash); black leather-wrapped footrest.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONSFor taking a seat at the soda fountain, your local speak-easy, or for your retro-glam kitchen — the Octane Counter Stool is featured with a space changing wood seat and back. The warmth of the solid antique willow seat allows this stool to fit seamlessly into any design space, industrial, modern or farmhouse.
Wood and steel swatches available upon request.