Design Quarters


Tembo Barstool, Medium, Black

by Note Design Studio

Estimated Ship Date On or Before 06/28


Tembo is a sculptural stool created in 2012 by Note Design Studio that combines a wood metal body with a solid cork seat. The designers drew their inspiration both from the African tam-tams -Tembo means elephant coot in swahili- and from the Memphis group of the 80s. Tembo was originally part of the Marginal notes exhibition held by Note Design Studio collective as a creative stunt. The concept was to produce in real life the various doodles and ‘marginal notes’ that the members of the group had in their notebook, however crazy they might be.

Note Design Studio is a collective of architects, graphic & product designers established in Sweden in 2008. Their style combines the elegant simplicity of Nordic design with a playful and almost naïve identity. La Chance gives a contemporary interpretation of the ornamental and decorative French furniture tradition rooted in the Art Deco period.

Tembo Barstool, Medium, Black by Note Design Studio for La Chance
- Signature piece inspired by African drums
- Shades of black body and matte metal steel structure; natural cork seat, solid beech wood; lacquered MDF
- H 26" X Ø 14"
- Use a microfiber cloth to gently rub clean; do not use any solvents


1 box 28"x16"x16"
35 lbs
H 26" 14"


Note Design Studio
Note Design Studio

Note Design Studio is a Stockholm-based studio of design founded in 2008, working within the fields of architecture, interiors, products, graphic design and design strategy. To note something, to get noted: the studio is named after what the design team tries to achieve. Note Design Studio pays attention to their surroundings, and tries to create things that make others do the same.