Interior Design

The Moroc Stool: Finished!

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The stool project that I mentioned last week has come to a happy conclusion. It’s very tricky to photograph, so I hope you’re getting a good idea of the colour. The original guiding light for the stool was the triangular shape of the top and bottom, but the crowning glory is the ultraviolet shade of blue.

I mentioned in my last post that I wanted the stool to be a flat-packable design, and it is! It’s also very light. It’s so light, I could pick it up with one hand and chuck it across the room, but of course I wouldn’t because I love it too much. The triangular top is an unusual shape for a stool, and when I settled on that idea, it only made since that Moroc should be a tripod joined together with stabilising bars in a triangular shape. I didn’t want the stool to come across sharp, so I asked my lovely furniture builder to round off edges where possible. Without his knowledge, there’s no way this could have come together so well, and he did a very good job of interpreting my unclear design requests. (I ended a few emails with “I’m not sure I just made any sense.”)

My husband and I are super chuffed with the result, and I’m feeling brave enough to try more projects like it. I have an idea kicking around for a door wedge that I’d like to sell in the shop, so we’ll see!

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    Jesse Lili
    November 5, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Well done you! This stool is really stunning and I love that bold blue colour. Can’t wait to see what you come up next, I love the stationery that you have added to the shop too. Jesse x

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      Ferren Gipson
      November 5, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks, Jesse! xx

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    Sarah Jess
    November 7, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    What an amazing triangle design between the legs! I really, really like this and this is definitely the sort of furniture I’d like to own :)

    I have never even considored having my own furniture made. I am desperately searching for a perfect dining bench and a perfect desk/art workstation, without any joy…. would you ever divulge how much the adventure cost you?


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      Ferren Gipson
      November 12, 2014 at 7:23 am

      Thanks, Sarah!
      This was about £200 for everything, so not super cheap. BUT, a stool from Tom Dixon is about £150, so I’d say it’s pretty good, considering I go exactly what I wanted with it. I suppose you have to weight it up!

      If I made this stool for my shop (which I’d like to), I’d have to look at the production method to get the price down, for sure!

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    Sarah Jess
    November 12, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I think £200 is reasonable for something which is so bespoke. You’re never going to encounter another like it. I may look into this… thanks!

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      Ferren Gipson
      November 13, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      Let me know if you make something!

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    November 12, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    I love how unique this is! Even more so that color! Haysoos it is glorious!!

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      Ferren Gipson
      November 13, 2014 at 6:23 pm

      Thanks, Arianna!
      Every time I see it, I love the colour a little more!

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