Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Tim Wigmore's Upcycled Giddyup Rocking Stool

Giddyup Rocking Stool 1Giddyup Rocking Stool 2A very playful yet clever + environmental friendly design, Tim Wigmore's Giddyup Rocking Stool is made from old worn leather saddle, FSC certified gaboon marine grade plywood & natural oil finish.

"Old worn saddles have a beauty and patina of age that I find really attractive. The use of old, tired or broken saddles is an attempt to not only utilize an existing object, but also to elevate peoples perception of the old and pre-used. After having an old broken saddle sitting in my studio for some time I began to consider how I could design a piece that would utilise the beauty of the saddle."
- Tim Wigmore, Clever Bastards.


An active person, i guess, Tim Wigmore's Giddyup developed from exploring less static ways of sitting. In the past, he had used swiss ball to keep his hips & body in motion while working on his computer. Eyeing on the old broken saddle which has been sitting in his studio for quite some time, he decided to combine the history and qualities of the saddle with the idea of 'active' sitting with a hope to provide fun sitting experience for the user.
Giddyup Rocking Stool 3Giddyup Rocking Stool 4Giddyup Rocking Stool 5Tom WigmoreUpcycle

'The term upcycling was coined by William McDonough and Michael Braungart, authors of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things.

Upcycling is a component of sustainability in which waste materials are used to provide new products. It is generally a reinvestment in the environment. "Upcycling is the practice of taking something that is disposable and transforming it into something of greater use and value." This process allows for the reduction of waste and use of virgin materials.'
- Wikipedia.

a+. cleverbastards via
a+. tim wigmore
a+. wikipedia

8 comments:

Heather said...

LOVE

L said...

Me 2! .'p

Conrad said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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L said...

Hi there! thank u very much. i am glad u love it!

Madison seating said...

The bar stools looked great. You can get these stools in most of the online stores.

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Anonymous said...

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Michael said...

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I realize that you are home decor-modern design connoisseur :) I'd like to hear your opinion/feedback on our products. Also, it'd be swell if you can place our suede wassily chair in a bag set in a bag on your blog.

Thank you,

Nancy

L said...

dear michael & nancy,

sorry for the late reply. could u provide me the direct link your suede wassily chair instead? the link provided seems to lead to some bar stools or could it be these that you want my opinion in? let me know. anyway, thank you for taking interest in my personal blog.