Lola Lely / Potluck Stools

I came across the work of Lola Lely and her beautiful Potluck Stools while looking around the Wonder Room at Selfridges. This year Selfridges is exhibiting a collection of works by Applied Arts graduates from the Royal College of Art. If you get a chance definately take a look and maybe pickup the one of a kind pieces from Graduates from one of the most influential postgraduate universities of art and design. Pretty amazing opportunity, with work on show from the talented Lola Lely. Also on display are works by Anton Alvarez & Livvy Fink to name a few.

 

Lola Lely / Potluck Stools

 

Lely's Potluck Stools are beautifully coloured, turned on a very large lathe they are made from solid timber that Lely carefully selects for its strength and fine even grain. Once the stool bases are formed she works in a similar way to a painter, using the stools as three-dimensional canvases. The final result is a unique handcrafted object that combines form with function.

 

Lola Lely / Potluck Stools

 
When I designed the stools and thought about the materials and colours, I knew straight away that I wanted them all to be different. A really simple shape in different colours and surface combinations.
— Lola Lely

Lola Lely / Potluck Stools

What do I find inspiring?? Everything and anything - recently I have found inspiration from the patterns, colours and textures occuring in natural phenomenas such as rocks, chemical reactions on metal, petrified wood and decay.
— Lola Lely
 

Lola Lely / Potluck Stools

 
 

Lola Lely / Potluck Stools

 

Lola Lely / Potluck Stools

Images courtesy of Lola Lely

Thank you for sharing your work

Selfridges Wonder Room (Ground Floor) open until 2nd January

Lola Lely / Potluck Stools