Excited to try on new seating pieces for your home? Then the Rings Stool developed by Nao Tamura for Finnish furniture company Artek are perfect for a modern dwelling. With their tree rings visible to the naked eye, these stools celebrate 80 years in the life of Stool 60 by Alvar Aalto. Capturing the passing of years in its accentuated tree rings, each of the stools bears witness to a natural occurrence happening all around us, that we are too busy to see.

Nature engraved each year in a rounded texture that shapes each dark stool into a furniture piece reminiscent of our surrounding natural world. Japan-born New York-based designer Nao Tamura managed to capture in each stool the rounded tree rings in order to tell a historic story. Part of the design trust for public spaces auction event on November 7th, 2012, the stools add their charm to the support of New York public spaces.