Launch Stool for Go Home

I designed this stool a long time ago, and over the years, it found its way into many iconic places in Australia, from Bondi Icebergs, and countless beach front cafes.

The stool came about via a want to push the rotational molding process. Many other plastic, stackable stools are essentially up-side-down buckets, but I wanted to create something unfamiliar for the process, something that looks like it should have been folded, or bent into shape out of a sheet material. By creating thick legs, the hollow stool has sound integral strength but is still lightweight.

The way the manufacturing process has been used makes the object look visually light. Yet it has a chunky-ness that you don’t get in metal or wooden seats. I think this is what makes it look agile and is the reason it is called ‘launch’.

The original launch stool was later made into a table of the same style, and a kids stool for Go Home Jr. Go Home is a Sydney base lifestyle product and furniture brand. www.gohome.com.au

blue foam model
first card model