alexandra ballensweig
The work of Alexandra Ballensweig— exploring the space between method and mystery
Held

Held

Product design

Furniture design

Mindful living

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN | FURNITURE

 
Held

Held

A line of barstools characterized by elegant gestures of simplicity, and by contrast of sculptural edge and warmth.

Held embodies the literal and figurative value of holding space

Held embodies the literal and figurative value of holding space

Holding space creates conditions for pause, breathing room and enough openness to allow for what is, to come in and mess about. In these respites, creative magic may happen. That is the process by which this line was designed.

a suggestion to pause

a suggestion to pause

In a world dominated by noise, gap filling, and the muscling and pushing of expectations and demands, Held is an expression to suggest we go the other way.

This line is about looking at life as it really is without imposition, while making space for yourself and your heart to speak regardless of what shows up.

Both strength and friendliness are necessary to hold space properly for yourself and for others

Both strength and friendliness are necessary to hold space properly for yourself and for others

The cast metal bases come in both brass and aluminum to create a sturdy, strong foundation and capture the importance of reliability and dependability. The stool seat is designed in wood, to illicit a warm and
welcoming feeling.

Our outer environments are often a reflection of our inner worlds

Our outer environments are often a reflection of our inner worlds

Let’s create spaces that allow us to feel held kindly, and with care. In our spaces, resides the potential for a merging of our spiritual and physical selves to sit quietly, and express openly without expectation.

The groove details beneath the seat, make it easy hold and move the stool and reflect this theme of thoughtfulness, and attention to detail.

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