A Portable Stool Guarantees a Seat for Students of Rural Schools

By: Amelia Roblin - Mar 25, 2016
References: behance.net & yankodesign
Many schoolchildren around the world––particularly in Africa––will benefit from this clever concept for a portable stool. Proposed by Herman Miller UK and designed by Fraser Leid, this lightweight chair ensures that its owner will have a place to sit or write when he or she walks into to a resource-strapped classroom.

When getting a seat is typically no guarantee, the Nika Chair is a very comfortable alternative. The child can carry it for miles with ease, thanks to a thick strap and a structure that folds flat into the zippered cushion. It would be made from recycled materials including repurposed timber, enabling this portable stool to be produced cheaply and locally so that it's affordable.