James Carroll makes all of his stools for us at his shed in Wicklow. Although we really like what he does, sometimes we’re a little curious as to what might happen if we swapped James for a one armed robot…

Thankfully, we don’t have to wonder any more since we found this fun little film based on a collaborative project with Karlsruhe University and Echtwald (a group of German designers). It featured in an exhibition in Cologne last month, where the machine carved up a stump twice a day.

We’re definitely not going to be replacing James with this machine, if only because we enjoy his company too much. It is fun to see what it might be like though… 

Press play above and enjoy.