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Bootcut by Chris Hardy

The new completely Australian-made stackable wooden stool

Bootcut by Chris Hardy


February 19th, 2013

Bootcut takes its name from the shape of its legs – just like a pair of bootcut jeans. The design was inspired by a research project investigating the Australian-designed product market.

Bootcut by Chris Hardy

Chris Hardy found that there was a gap in the market for Australian designed and manufactured four-legged stackable timber stools. Aiming to fill this gap, he designed Bootcut to be “a welcoming product”.

Bootcut by Chris Hardy

The research and development phase was greatly informed by Chris’s focus on activity-based working, and this is perhaps part of the reason that Bootcut creates such a personable effect.

It has a friendly presence. Its bootcut legs and timber body exude warmth and personality.


Precisely because of its point of difference – being made in Australia from locally sourced materials – Bootcut has a short lead time and can be customised without hassle or delay.

Bootcut by Chris Hardy

It stacks at 40mm intervals, so works well in large number hospitality/commercial situations, but its ‘welcoming’ presence means that it works equally well as a standalone in the home.

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