Lambrequin Arch Stool


Made from high-quality birch plywood.

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About This Arch

Lambrequin arches evolved from Mixtilinear Arches. They are found in Moorish Architecture of Iberian Spain and Morocco. The most well-known example is at the Court of Lions at the Alhambra palaces in Granada.

They are also known as a Muqarnas Arch after Muqarnas / Mocárabe which is ornamented vaulting in Islamic architecture. Muquarnas convey the vastness and complexity of Islamic ideology. Downward hanging structures of the muqarnas represent God’s presence over the physical world.

The photo above is a previous version of this design

Materials & Process

Material: 18mm (3/4″) Birch Plywood (B/BB)

Process: Machine Cut with CNC Wood Router

Finish: Sanded / Satin Poly


Metric: 280mm x 280mm x 450mm

Imperial: 11.02″ x 11.02″ x 17.71″

The Arch Series

Arches were first used to construct underground tunnels, drainage systems, and to span over windows and doorways. These arches could only support small openings as ancient walls were extremely heavy. Pointed arches were different. They allowed for thinner walls to be constructed due to vertical structural loads being carried more efficiently to the ground. Lighter walls meant more windows that could be taller and wider. Indoor spaces subsequently changed from being very dark to very bright. Arches became more decorative over time as structural concerns were easier to overcome. The thirty-two arches in this collections span thousands of years on all continents. You can easily find several types of arch walking around any major city. Arches provided an essential stepping stone in creating the world we live in today.

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