Since 2008, Simon Hasan has been recognized for challenging conventional thinking toward material and process. The recipient of two Wallpaper* Design Awards, Simon is in the V&A Museum publication, 21 Designers for 21st Century Britain. His work is in the permanent collection of the Gewerbe Museum (Switzerland), the UK Crafts Council and the Fondazione Fendi (Italy). Inspired by the collision of industrial processes and ancient crafts during the Industrial Revolution, Simon Hasan embraces tradition and technology to create innovative objects with a rich historical context and timeless appeal. The striking Bermondsey stool features a deeply drawn leather seat that has been literally cooked into shape using a medieval armour-making process. The heavy saddle leather is contrasted with highly polished legs to give a generous and comfortable stool for indoor use.