Ulrik Bar Stool designed by Alex Hellum
Birthed in Larvik, Norway in 1966, Alex Hellum is a furnishings and product designer living and working in the UK. He initially trained at The Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College between 1992 and 1994 then went on to examine Furniture Design at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 1996. After graduation Alex obtained a grant from the Craft Council and established his very own style technique. He has dealt with numerous exclusive and commercial style payments and has tailoreded products for Heals, Thorsten Van Elten and Ercol.With assistance from the Norwegian Design Council the event went on to show in Oslo in 2002. Alex additionally returned to his previous university and began instructing on the Contemporary Furnishings Style Course at The Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, where he stays as the first year tutor.Alex Hellum has created an unique design style based upon observation, energy and honest usage of products. His beginning point is usually a practical one, watchful of use he asserts that in design there is constantly an useful solution and thinks part of the function of developer is to give reason for things to already existing. Alex is significantly a hands on professional, making things that have all-natural long life in both build and function. His delicate use of wood and reclaimed materials offers his designs their personality, honesty and depth.Ulrik bar stoolAs an advancement of Alex Hellum's Ulrik feces introduced in 2009 this year SCP presents the Ulrik barstool. Both feces present the same solid ash legs and seat with a beautifully executed joinery detail that allows the seat to be constructed from two different parts. The feces's ergonomics have been adapted to match its raised position. The seat of the bar stool lies flat permitting the user to rest even more conveniently and the fold up of the seat is placed towards the back to form a back rest which functions as a handle. These adjustments link the seat to the footrest at the front and give the stool both poise and direction.Peg ChairThis is just one of those creative ideas that is so easy, you wonder why no-one idea of it quicker. Essentially someplace to hang your layers and an area to rest while you tie your shoelaces. Or somewhere to hang your towel and garments while you're in the shower and an area to rest while your dry your toes. Then perhaps you would favor it in the edge of a room for curtaining garments or clothing dress.