Tangle Stool

Clark Bardsley


Clark Bardsley


Mathematical models of ‘orderly tangles’ informed the twisting leg design of this stool by Clark Bardsley Design. A finalist in the 2014 Best Design Awards. Digital and handmade fabrication techniques are utilised in the making of this bar stool, which is produced by Essenze. The solid pine seat is CNC machined to create the angles for the powder coated steel legs. The legs double back on themselves using a specially developed wrinkle bending process. As well as creating a surprisingly light and strong structure, the stool’s looped legs provide a comfortable resting place for the feet. Ships flat packed -self assembly required.


Diameter Height
295 mm11 & 1/4 in 690 mm27 & 1/4 in


Ships Flat packed. Please enquire for more information and shipping / courier quotes.


Available in white, warm red or charcoal (custom colours available on request)
Clark trained as an Industrial designer at Victoria University in Wellington, graduating with first class honours in 2005. Since then Clark has gained a wealth of experience, beginning with reinventing the product offering at Methven tapware and showers. This was followed by a role at leading London furniture design studio PearsonLloyd, where Clark quickly joined the rank of Senior Designer. The incredible breadth of work at the studio meant Clark led projects that ranged from transport to public-realm; healthcare to high-end furniture; workplace to exhibitions.
Industrial design originally appealed to Clark as it brought together his love of drawing and painting with machines and making things. He is now a consultant to some of New Zealand and Australia’s best companies, and is making his own furniture and lighting through his company Clark Bardsley Design (CBD Ltd). Clark is inspired by reinterpreting archetypal form and function. He uses his relationship with specialist industry to feed the decision making process, and is unafraid to challenge existing methods and preconceived ideas.
CBD avoids specialisation by working across a variety of disciplines. The studio’s artistic and empathic approach to industry creates products, spaces and ideas that owe as much to human behaviour as they do to materials and processes.