Tented Arch Stool


Made from high-quality birch plywood.

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About This Arch

Tented arches are also known as draped arches and are a much rarer form of arch compared with the other arches in this series. They are decorative arches that are the geometric opposite to the much more common Multifoil Arch. Tented arches divide an arch curve with equally spaced division points. Any curve can be used. This tented arch uses a Triangular Arch while the Multifoil Arch Stool was created using a Round Arch. Circles are then created on the division points taking the bulging convex arcs for tented arches. Multifoil arches would have instead used the concave arcs.

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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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