Stools that double as display stands. That was the brief from the Innovation Centre, University of Bristol. The stools would be modelled on our very first classroom chair design and work alongside them.
A range of concepts were created in collaboration with Travis Baldwin, a teaching fellow for the Centre of Innovation. Maintaining structural rigidity whilst fabricating a sturdy slot was the main consideration.
The stands would support 5mm foam board and the stools were also required to stack.
A 3D model was generated after arriving on a feasible concept. Quality renders were created to show the finished article. This included in-use views to show the foam board and stacking capabilities.
A selection of colour options where created to allow the client to visualise the product before work commenced.
The work commenced at our Bristol studio. Rapid prototyping machines were used to machine component parts. These were assembled and finished by our skilled fabricators.
Upon delivery the client could instantly see how useful these pieces would be to them. We look forward to seeing them in use!