The Ballpoint Stool

April 10, 2012

If you happen to have a floor in which you can find a way to draw or doodle upon it, may we suggest the creation of Canada-based designer, Philippe Malouin, the Ballpoint Stool. With transparent design, and the ability to draw as you scoot, your daily doings can be a creative project.

Malouin notes, "Whilst sitting on a caster chair, I rolled over a patch of dust, and my tracks were marked. I thought of how interesting it would be to track a user’s behavior with a piece of furniture. Perhaps the feat of sitting could lead to playfulness, inventiveness, and therefore redefine itself.

"I experimented with countless combinations of ink mixes and caster systems. I discovered that ball transfers would make a perfect ballpoint, capable of supporting the weight of a human whilst distributing ink as a pen would. The final product is a transparent stool informing its user of its contents (ink) and its new functions: tracking, writing and drawing, all in motion."