We built these benches and stools for daily use at the French & Michigan Gallery and Workshop. The light weight frame is composed of 3/8 inch hand-bent steel. The bending technique provides a visually light aesthetic yet sturdy structural carriage that clasps the antique lumber slab to provide a solid warm sitting surface.
While many clients enjoy the simplistic form of the metal and wood, a request for alternate legs allowed the Bolero series to evolve with handsome wood legs attached with a fixed 1/4 inch steel cross bracing and brackets.
The Bolero Series can be enjoyed locally at the City of San Antonio's Department for Culture and Creative Development in their main exhibition space at 115 Plaza de Armas. The Bolero Series is available for purchase through French & Michigan and in Sloan/Hall stores in San Antonio and Houston.
Little stool, 18 3/4 x 14 1/4 x 11 inches, $200
Bar stool, 27 1/2 x 14 1/4 x 11 inches, $300
Bench with wood or steel legs at six feet, 18 3/4 x 72 x 10 1/2 inches, $650
Bench with wood or steel legs at eight feet, 18 3/4 x 96 x 11 inches, $750