Published on January 5th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Concealed ventilation

Materials: 1 black Fritiof stool, 4 hooks, 1 shoelace (1m), powerdrill

Unscrew the seating surface from the legs.
Screw 4 hooks in the skrewholes of the seating surface.
Drill 8 small holes in the ventilation casing.
Thread the shoelace throught the holes and the hooks, tense it and knot together. Finished.

You can alternatively use the white Fritiof stool for white ceilings.

~ s__m, germany

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2 Responses to Concealed ventilation

  1. Anonymous says:

    @ anonymous: due to the string and the hooks it “floats”.
    there is (air)space between the seating surface and the ventilator-casing (1cm) / and the ceiling (1cm). also 4 notches (from the legs).


  2. Anonymous says:

    Cool look, but pretty sure that will reduce the amount of ventilation you get out of the ceiling fan/duct.

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