We’re excited to introduce the Nimble Stool, designed as the perfect buddy for standing workstations.
Standing desks are fantastic: they’re better for your posture, health and lead to a longer life. While we’re all for it, you do occasionally need a break from being on your feet. That’s where the Nimble Stool comes in as the perfect match for the Breakout Table and Lift Standing Desk.
Nimble means ‘quick and light in movement and action’, which was taken into consideration from the get-go with this design. It needed to be stylish, strong and light, which the original sketches and concepts demonstrated. The result is a simple, strong and elegant perch, which works with a range of other products and individually.
Then there was the making process itself to consider. Namely, to reduce the number of parts in order to make manufacturing smoother and ensure if a part gets damaged it’s easy to replace. This process did have its challenges and the early versions weren’t fully satisfactory from an engineering perspective.
We chatted to the Product Designer, Ben Baker, to learn more about the Nimble Stool:
“Taking time to evaluate early feedback was essential in the evolution of the design. Feedback is crucial. There is always a place for improvements - after all the learning process is 360 degrees, but we’re committed to getting the best processes and best products in place for everyone: makers, designers and customers.
The Nimble Stool needed to be easy to manufacture and assemble. It needed to be process-driven in order to alleviate waste and celebrate efficiency. One of my design principles is to limit waste and the Nimble Stool is designed to optimise sheet material. When cut in batches, eight full stools fit on a sheet of 2440 x 1220 x 24mm birch plywood. The design relies on measuring the thickness accurately in order to make the joints tight and stable.”
The Nimble stool is available now (in sets of eight) and you can start requesting quotes from local makers today.