The “Firfir” stool series was conceived through a collaboration with Italian shoe designer Diego Dolcini, who is best known for his women’s shoe designs for the luxury market that are sensual and elegant, balancing heights, beautiful lines and high quality materials. This series emerged out of Sema Topaloğlu’s interpretation of Dolcini’s design as a complementary aesthetic in craft that is part of her eccentric-yet-modern approach to design. The stools were conceived by Topaloğlu as experiments in handcraft and form in wood exhibited in Dolcini’s Milano showroom and shop. Firfir 1 was the first of 6 uniquely crafted stools, each of which was made by Topaloğlu and her in-house team carpenters at her Istanbul studio. Sculpted from massive blocks of wood, the exceptional craftsmanship evident in each unique Firfir is part of Topaloğlu’s original contemporary aesthetic that draws from Istanbul’s ancient craft traditions.