BRENT Bar Stool

Lead DesignerAlexander Zhukovsky
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Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

We are all individuals, we have different heights, different weights, different body types, we wear different shoes and we feel comfortable when we sit in different poses. Why we use furniture, which has unified ergonomic options? In this design I tried to bring another look to solving usual ergonomic problems into reality.

I tried to find a brand new image that will contain an ergonomic solution in itself. The basis for the design concept of BRENT stool became the image of oil rig construction. And the name of this stool formed from the name of oil brand Brent.

BRENT stool has no standard footrests. Due to plenty of diagonal girders located at different angles, you can put your feet exactly where you feel them most comfortable – at any height and any angle. It is very convenient.

BRENT stools are available in different colors and finishings.


Alexander Zhukovsky was born in a small Ukrainian town Polonnoe. After attending elementary and secondary school in the north of Russia in Kogalym, he moved to the city of Khanty-Mansiysk, where he studied applied arts and artistic woodcarvings. After graduating the Khanty-Mansiysk College of Art in 2008 he moved to Yekaterinburg, where he received a master’s degree in industrial design at USAAA (Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts, Yekaterinburg, Russia).

In 2008 Alexander Zhukovsky founded his own design studio which is working across a wide range of fields, from lighting, furniture and sanitary ware to medical equipment and vehicles. Today Alexander Zhukovsky Design Studio based in Warsaw (Poland) and St. Petersburg (Russia). Among the studio’s clients both small innovative companies and large manufacturers from Russia, USA, Europe and Asia.