Submitted by: BEVAN BLACKSHAW
An innovative and unique folding stool. Currently available in 2 seat heights, 450 mm and 615 mm. Soon to be available in 750 high to suit wet bars.
The Whole Story
This original design is a heavily modified and refined permutation of a 70's patented design that was never commercialised,mainly, I believe, due to the inherent flaws in the original.
I have done extensive redesign and development work to resolve the design and remove the inherent flaws in the original. I have even designed and had manufactured high quality hinges to overcome one of the major design flaws. Therefor, I consider the design to be mine.
This piece is made from solid timber. I will be offering 2 distinct ranges. My normal range is made from Tas Oak or Victorian Ash that can be stained, coloured to suit particular decor. My premium range is made from specialist and figured timbers such as Tasmanian Blackwood and all products are coated with a European Oil Wax finish that is easy to maintain and extremely durable.
The item is highly suited to modern living environments such as apartments where space for extra seating is often at a premium. The piece folds flat for storage and transport. The conveniently placed hole is suitable for carrying the item as well as providing a method of hanging so they can store easily. Suitable as a stool, a side table, a minimalist bedside table or a funky piece of functional art hung on the wall. There are 2 seat top shapes available, round, and round with a scolloped front which harmonises well with the curves at the bottom of the legs.
This piece is fully resolved and ready for commercialisation.