Ryan Frank, a talented South African designer living in London, got in touch last week to tell us about what he’ll be showing at Pulse in London at the end of May.

His stacking Isabella stool is based on traditional hand-carved African stools, but is made of eco-friendly strawboard, and covered in multiculoured wool felt.


The merits of the Isabella stool – both aesthetically and environmentally – have not gone unnoticed. In fact, it won the Most Sustainable Product award at the 2008/9 Hidden Art annual award, and also got an Honorable Mention in Green Dot 2008.

Also on the Pulse show, Ryan Frank will be showing his Zilka clothes hanger range made from reclaimed British newspapers.