United Stool

United Stool

  • Status: Completed in 2021
  • Recognition:

    Exhibited at the Alt.Material, Melbourne Design Week 2021

    Presented by Alt.Material, the United Stool is designed for the exhibition in response to the theme COMMUNITY in the Melbourne Design Week. A walking tour exhibition occupying 28 empty shopfronts in Fitzroy + Collingwood.

Community is a collection of individuals, as the sum of connected minds.

During the past year of pandemic, social distancing has forced people to become isolated both physically and mentally. People are more aware of the importance of self-sufficiency, which includes masks, hand rub, water, power, and food etc. We are gradually shaped into introvert beings.

Designers, being members among the community, have the opportunity to innovate, help and unite the crowd to endure the on-going hardships.

We would like to offer an easy-to-fabricate design that promotes the concept of coming-together as one community and sharing resources among each other. Highlighted by a bright and vivid color, the stools can be connected into a single line, bringing users' attentions to unity. Our design is flexible to use individually as well as a group, adapting to the social distancing policy at the time. The series, when in larger number, can be used in both public or private areas such as schools, offices, parks, and markets etc. When not in use, it can be grouped and stacked to become a social icon in the neighbourhood. It promotes resilience, strength, and the power of people.

Community well-being is about looking after each other. We hope our design can facilitate the engagement of the public from smaller groups to larger communities in the coming future.

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