Is "stump" a pipe shape? Well, looking at this Mauro Armellini Cherrywood, you might think it should be. With the amazing "straight grain" rustication creating a bark-like effect up the bowl. The bent shank resembles a smaller secondary trunk or low hanging branch. And like a tree stump, this sitter feels rooted to the desk when put down. You almost expect some resistance when you go to pick it up.
- Christopher A. Huff