Swiss Army Should Check out This Hybrid Design

Victoria University industrial design student Joe Levy, 20, has “managed to cram in functionality” with his SpoolStool, which serves as everything from a chair, to a foot rest, to a table, to a place to eat and work. Gizmodo Australia’s Andrew Liszewski discusses its usefulness: “The stool’s most useful addition is a power outlets on the underside letting you plug in a laptop or other electronics when using it as a couch-side work desk. And the not-so-subtle groove running around the SpoolStool’s circumference lets you wrap and keep your cables tidy. The legs are also removable, revealing extra outlets if you just want to use the stool’s top as a power bar, and one of them even doubles as a rechargeable LED torch. If the Swiss Army had to design a comfy place for its troops to sit, this is surely what it would come up with.”


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Kowtow’s Gosia Piatek Doing Things Differently

Kowtow’s Gosia Piatek Doing Things Differently

Some designers are doing things differently: rethinking the business model and coming up with better ways of doing things, like Kowtow founder, New Zealander Gosia Piatek, who The Guardian’s Alexandra Spring…