I’m certain this is a right-of-passage for every industrial design student in the world. I had a lot of fun with it.
My finished product was a rocking-horse inspired active-seating stool for adults. Comfort, style, fun.
As any professional can see, this is not structurally sound. I am not a professional so it took right up to my full-scale prototype to realise this.
I’m still very keen to rebuild it with stronger struts, while keeping the current aesthetic. It would look something like this:
My final five presentation boards below give a brief overview of my design intent and scored a Distinction:
It was great to be able to put my photography skills to good use!
The completed stool, while not structurally sound, still worked well in theory and the details were well constructed so, surprisingly, I got a Distinction for it. On average, the whole class did great work:
My complete research and ideation folio is below (High-Distinction):