(smow) blog compact: Petstools by Hanna Emelie Ernsting in the VitraHaus….

In our post on the Pulpo Galerie in Lörrach we noted that “you don’t get your products shown in the VitraHaus just because you happen to have the correct postcode…….”

Being local doesn’t count. Isn’t an advantage. Your work must be good. And as if to prove our point……

Jason Miller’s postcode is New York 11232 and his Modo chandelier for Roll and Hill can be found in the VitraHaus.

Lars Beller Fjetland‘s postcode is 5032 Bergen and his Re-Turned birds for Discipline can be found in the VitraHaus.

Hanna Emelie Ernsting’s postcode is 60487 Frankfurt am Main….. and her delightful Petstools family have now inhabited the VitraHaus.

And look very, very much at home!

We first came across the Petstools family at the 2013 Cologne Design week Showcase “Objects for the Neighbour” before meeting them again at DMY Berlin 2013 and then most recently on Hanna Emelie Ernsting’s stand at Salone Satellite 2014 in Milan, and it’s probably fair to say that with every meeting our appreciation of the product has grown.

More than just stools with a cartoon-esque charm, Petstools are footstools designed to allow you to bury your feet into the material; thus allowing you to warm cold feet on an autumn evening or simply find security, solace, tenderness even, after a particularly long, tiring day at the office. Comfort famously not just being what you sit on, but how you feel. A state of mind.

And yes with their cute animal optic they are also a welcoming sight when you arrive home after said long, tiring day.

Hanna Emelie Ernsting produces and markets Petstools herself, full details can be found at www.hannaernsting.com

Petstools Hanna Emelie Ernsting VitraHaus Daisy

Daisy from the Petstools family from Hanna Emelie Ernsting relaxing with some new friends in the VitraHaus


Petstools Hanna Emelie Ernsting VitraHaus Ella Alcove Bouroullec

Ella gets to know the Alcove Sofa by Ronann and Erwan Bouroullec

Petstools Hanna Emelie Ernsting VitraHaus Daisy Oda Artek Karuselli

Daisy, the Karuselli lounge chair by Yrjö Kukkapuro through Artek and the Oda lamp by Sebsatian Herkner for Pulpo


Petstools Hanna Emelie Ernsting VitraHaus Ella forest

Ella escapes from the public for a quite rest in the VitraHaus "forest"


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