Hokki

Side view of a stool showing the scalloped edge on the top. Side view of a stool showing the scalloped edge on the top. Side view of a stool showing the scalloped edge on the top. Side view of a stool showing the rocking base. Top view of a stool showing the sitting pad. Underside view of a stool showing the rounded base. Close view of a stool showing the moulded inscription. Close view of a stool showing the moulded inscription. Side view of a stool showing the packaging.
Side view of a stool showing the scalloped edge on the top. Side view of a stool showing the scalloped edge on the top. Side view of a stool showing the scalloped edge on the top. Side view of a stool showing the rocking base. Top view of a stool showing the sitting pad. Underside view of a stool showing the rounded base. Close view of a stool showing the moulded inscription. Close view of a stool showing the moulded inscription. Side view of a stool showing the packaging.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 008241
Country
Date
2010

Description

The Hokki stool was designed as a flexible, physical learning aid to counter traditional views that educational seating should be rigid, without any form for free movement. With supporting research suggesting that stillness of the body for long periods can actually inhibit concentration, the convex base encourages the body to move in all directions leading to healthier sitting, reduced tension and mental fatigue. The polypropylene body is highly durable but also very light. The thermoplastic elastomer soft base padding prevents slipping on hard, polished floors but facilitates a wide range of movement whilst seated. The polyethylene foam sitting surface ensures increased safety for the child when seated. The hard plastic parts are fastened to each other with screws, whilst the sitting surface is glued on and the soft base padding is bonded in a two-component process with PP. The undulating seating edge is easy to grip, prevents the user from slipping off and enables stacking when not in use.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)

Inscriptions

moulded: "Hokki. design john harding. V/S. Modell: 03825. Hohe/Height: 31cm. Grosse/Size: Nr2. DIN EN 1729. Made in Germany." (seat underside)
Dimensions
Height
330mm
Diameter
340mm
Material Note
plastic
PP body
polypropylene
TPE convex base
thermoplastic elastomer
PE seat PE foam
polyethylene
polythene
Colour