ContextÉcal BA Industrial Design
Three different postures. Half leaning, half sitting againts the rounded seat edge. The other way around one foot on the side on the floor, one foot resting on the subtle footrest. The third one is with both feet on the footrest.
Integrated in the seat surface is a cut out handle for one-handed mobility. Leaving your other hand free for a notebook.
A 1:1 wood mockup helped me test stability, comfort, proportions, weight, use cases. I then updated the shape based on actual experience.
The proportions changed quite a bit from the first mockup to the final prototype. The slanted footrest turned out to be much more comfortable.
This three panel construction is the origin of the design.
The stool is built from two bent pieces of wood. They are bent by bending and glueing thin sheets of wood together. Assembled with dowels or biscuit joints.
Due to the covid pandemic the workshop wasn't available, so I had to get creative at home with a 1:6 prototype.