A stool that’s easy to pick up and carry about, thanks to its round form and ‘handle’ like a pot handle.
Handles on both sides of a pot need to be picked up with two hands, whereas the handle at the centre of a pot lid allows single-handed use. But a handle at the centre of the seat would make it difficult to sit down, so we created a mechanism for the handle to rise up and down, like the grip on an old-fashioned valise.
We carved the stool out of cork, which is relatively lightweight but strong, and chose a size that can function as a side table as well. As a result, we produced a stool that’s simple but features a novel mechanism.