Petstools are a series of footstools created by German-American designer Hanna Emelie Ernsting. Hanna’s creative approach transforms the concept of a regular stool into a completely delightful experience.
Petstools are not only stools or footstools, but delightfully cozy companions enhanced with new aspects. You can put your feet up… or plunge them into the soft material to warm them.
The minimalistic shapes are skillfully crafted to evoke associations with animals and “irresistibly invite you to pet them and be amused”. These cozy companions can be used by kids and adults alike, transforming any conventional space into a playful one. In the same time, any kids room can be enhanced and transformed into a novelty and fun space.
The many different animal forms offer creative combination possibilities and will spark the collector’s passion.
The Petstools are completely covered with soft, thick and cuddly fabric that is knitted and mainly made of wool. The cover can be completely removed and washed. Under the cover a pillow filled with eps pallets makes the body of the stool flexible, fluffy and extremely comfortable. The structure is made out four sturdy metal legs and a foam-covered solid plate.
The Petstools family includes four different members: Daisy, Ella, Erni and Fin and can be ordered here for 360EUR.
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About the Designer:
Hanna Emelie Ernsting is a German-American designer (born 1983 in Göttingen, Germany). From 2004 to 2010 she studied product design at the HfG in Karlsruhe and at the ENSAD in Paris. During her studies she worked with the Dutch designer Ineke Hans in Arnhem, with the architects ISAR in San Francisco, as well as with the Vitra Design Museum. Hanna started her own design studio in 2011.
Hanna’s designs have been exhibited internationally in museums, contests and fairs in Milan, New York City, Hongkong, St. Etienne, Taipei, Berlin, Cologne, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe and several other places. Her products have been distinguished with awards such as the Interior Innovation Award (2nd prize) at the D3 Talents Contest by the German Design Council and received a nomination for German Design Award 2012 Newcomer.
In addition to her work as a designer, Hanna currently writes her PhD thesis at the Offenbach University of Art and Design on the topic “Storytelling in Product Design”.
*All images and information courtesy of Hanna Ernsting.