Canadian based design studio Castor created The Blind Stool, a unique seat with an interesting story. Designers Brian Richer and Kei Ng found an old hunter’s seat in a duck blind in Northern Ontario. They cast it in aluminum, reproducing the same wear and tear as the original in a new piece of furniture. You can still see the gritty wood grain, where the old screws were bent and even where a piece of the wooden seat broke off. Richer and Ng added their own touch: they wrapped a crossbar in a strip of leather, allowing it to be used as a handle. This stool plays with an interesting mix of rugged design and modern materials that I really enjoy. This piece is so versatile I could use it practically anywhere – as a stepping stool, plant display, or seating in a lounge.