Craig Bassam was working on a project in Switzerland when he found a tractor seat on the side of the road. He was impressed by how the seat allowed him to sit in an upright, ergonomic position without the aid of a chair back, but unlike the metal seat that he found, he wanted to create this type of seat in wood. Bassam’s Tractor Stool (2000/2001) is carved out of a massive block of sustainably and locally harvested walnut or ash, the quality of which is in the top 10% of top-grade woods. No stains are ever used and because of the natural variations of wood, every Tractor Stool is unique. The stools are hand finished with a wipe-on oil and sealer product, and by not using spray booths, BassamFellows maintains a healthy work environment for their artisans. These stools will age beautifully, as the scratches that come with normal use will create a warm, inviting patina over time.