Designer Craig Ernest Byrne, a.k.a. Ernest Studio, is pleased to present his eponymous foldable stool, an article of "functional 'ernest' [sic] furniture, assisting with the lack of space and storage in everyday situations."
The stool is made of a solid timber (various options) and hinged with steel pins through brass bearings, erected with a simple 'U' pin and disassembled simply by its removal. As it folds flat it is easily stored away, allowing those with little storage space to accommodate for their guests or customers with more furniture options.
It's rather more understated than other folding furniture we've seen: flattened, it resembles an unassuming plank of wood; in use, it vaguely evokes the slightly less humble crate.
Ernest Studio will be exhibit the piece at Habitat's Platform Gallery as part of Common Wealth, a "[showcase of] furniture and objects created by the best young talent Australia has to offer," during London Design Week. "After winning 'Best Concept Design' award at the Australian International Furniture Fair in Sydney this year, Craig has worked to develop the concept and now produced a piece that is ready for sale."
As per convention, Ernest Studio has produced a shot manufacturing video about the foldable stool:
Unfortunately, there's not much more to it than time-lapsed footage of the stool as it is assembled from scratch. The 4-minute clip simply doesn't stand up to notable modern mythmaking shorts that we've highlighted before. The single continuous shot, a must for believable stunt and extreme sports footage, is rather less appropriate here: frankly, I don't need to see the flannel-clad fellow attach every last slat of the folding stool.