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During the last two months, Adi Hemer accompanied Yaakov Kaufman on his selection and cataloging process, towards the exhibition "Stools" that will open in the museum next week. The many hours she spent with the stools made it possible for her to acquaint herself with the stools and witness their every nuance. What at first seemed like a vast millipede horde slowly turned into singular stools, single sons. Within the next few weeks we will showcase a single stool every couple of days. We will focus on each stool and unfold its narrative.  
Yaacov Kaufman - Stools

A Stool Made for Two

Two stools, their seats made from plywood, their legs from steel tubes, allude to the morphology of a seated human body. The absence of material creating the concave surface simulates a topography that on the one hand reveals the wood's secrets, and on the other creates a kind of mold that completes the form of two buttocks.

It is not an actual ergonomic allusion to the user's buttocks, it probably wouldn't be more comfortable to sit on a "Stool for Two Buttocks" than on any other stool. The allusion is purely conceptual, and the two stools which, visually speaking, are unmistakably "brothers", provide different interpretations of the same subject. The first stool remains whole whereas in the other one the seat has been used to create two separate, standalone stools that accord "respect" to each buttock. The user is invited to arrange the two stools in the way most comfortable for him to rest his two buttocks.

Yaacov Kaufman - Stools
Stools - Yaacov Kaufman, Photograph: Itay Benit

Yaacov Kaufman - Stools
Stools - Yaacov Kaufman, Photograph: Itay Benit


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