Stubs are four stackable, colorful stools designed and executed by Atelier Ternier for Labt.


Name of agency
Frank Ternier
Name of designer(s)
Frank Ternier
Name of company
Labt (editeur) + Atelier Ternier (producent)
1 krukje: h 450 mm, diam 340mm / 4 gestapelde krukjes: 540 mm hoog.
multiplex berk afgewerkt met een lazuurlaag
gezaagd, geschuurd, en afgewerkt met een gespoten lazuurlaag
Partly by hand, partly industrial

Nominated for

Everyday Life Award

Insiders know that Frank Ternier often has the hand in other's furniture, such as the new collection of cabinets by Elise Van Thuyne or the modular storage system of Jan and Randoald. But occasionally the studio also launches its own work under the label 'Labt'.

With Stubs, Frank Ternier developed four colorful and stackable chairs that together form a whole. The difficulty was to determine the best angle, both esthetically and functionally, to glue the legs together and give them the acquired strength. Ternier wanted to make the stools stackable so he decided to fit the legs in the same circular face. This circular face is created by the angle of the different stool legs. The perfect angle to guarantee stability also generates a shadow side. He wanted to use this subtle double tone in the surface finish by choosing for a colored glazing hence keeping the layered characteristic of plywood. He picked 10 base colors that were sprayed on top of each other thereby enhancing certain colors while breaking others. Out of the hundred different shades he decided on 6 final colors completed by black and white to create 2 sets of 4. The stools are sold in two mixed color combinations or in various unicolor sets.