Flat Pack Stool by William Nicholson
Having an existing background in traditional wood working, I wanted to challenge traditional carpentry practice in furniture design. I began exploring strategic deconstruction of the timber legs. This allowed the material to be manipulated far more than conventional methods. As a designer this was very intriguing when applied to flat pack furniture.
The final solution can be flat packed for transportation. To assemble the unit, the legs are flexed and slotted into the seat. The precision cut timber legs retain pressure when flexed and are firmly held in place, eliminating the need for fastenings. The project was constructed entirely from recycled New Zealand native timber.