Goldsworthy Studio 6 Double Happy stool collection
Pou Auaha / Creative DirectorNathan Goldsworthy
Ringatoi Matua / Design DirectorNathan Goldsworthy
The judges admired the playful and pure execution of the archetypal stool. Nothing extra is added but this does not come at the expense of character and elegance. The finish is warm and inviting and the subtle curves highly tactile.
A simply clever mechanical leg joint enables the product to be easily assembled and disassembled for shipping.
Double Happy is a collection of stools in three heights made from turned American ash and cast bronze. The simple geometry is complemented by subtle detailing and weighty materials offering a sturdy, comfortable seat that will endure for generations.
Whether it's in a restaurant bar or a family kitchen, the humble stool is often subject to extreme wear, while needing to accommodate a wide variety of people, of all ages. The design sets out to provide a versatile, sturdy stool that can tolerate the most demanding daily use, endure through generations, and cater to a wide demographic.
The design holds with tradition, having the silhouette of an archetypal stool. Its four straight legs thread in to the generously contoured seat, lending it an unembellished, universal aesthetic. Comfortable and stable, the toy-like character and the longevity of the materials are a bulwark against obsolescence.