created by Te Papa designer Rosie Kwan
Will be shipped not assembled.
Originally designed for the Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa gallery space, a limited production run of the Toi Stools are now available for you to take home your own piece of Te Papa.
These contemporary furniture items are constructed from sustainable bamboo plywood with a clear lacquer finish, and a hard-wearing laminate surface available in either black or white.
Designed to endure the demands of a busy art activity space, the Toi Stools were an elegant solution to a practical issue.
“We had previously trialled two different types of commercially available stools, but kids in the art space were still finding them a bit wobbly,” says Rosie. “We needed something that was very stable, durable and practical, while remaining complementary to the existing gallery aesthetic.”
The stool caught the eye of Te Papa’s original architect, Pete Bossley, on a recent visit to Te Papa, who asked if he could buy a pair for his home. The museum decided other visitors might like the opportunity to take home their own piece of Te Papa. Rosie is excited at the response to the Toi Stool. “My focus was solving a practical problem in the gallery, so it’s cool to find that people like the design so much that they want to take one home.”
Rosie Kwan is an exhibition designer at Te Papa.
Designed, tested and made right here in Wellington, New Zealand