2015 VMODERN Furniture Design Competition
Adrian Jimenez Escarfullery
This stool draws inspiration from the traditional Dominican drums. It is designed to create music while the user is seating in it. Drums are the world’s oldest and most ubiquitous musical instruments, and the basic design has remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years. Now with the use of technologies drums can be electric. Drums are often used in music therapy, especially hand drums, because of their tactile nature and easy use by a wide variety of people. The electronic drum is an electrical device struck by a drummer, played in real time (using either hands, sticks, brushes or other implements) to produce a selection of sounds, instruments and effects, from either samples or modeled sounds contained in a processor or drum module. Some would designate it an electronic synthesizer that can, with developments in the last decade, replicate the sound of an acoustic drum kit credibly and with good quality.