Stand-Up is an innovative Wilkhahn product that brings a fun approach to the serious side of (working) life. It was based on a one-legged milking stool that can be tipped in any direction. Apart from health-driven motives, Stand-Up’s all about encouraging casual meetings, group dynamics, and creativity. It’s destined for recreational and breakout zones, project and workshop spaces, or lobbies and waiting areas.
When people perch on the one-legged standing-sitting hybrid, Stand-Up gains two more legs. It encourages us to forget familiar positions and postures and swing our hips. Because Stand-Up is designed like a roly-poly toy, it keeps us on our toes. Even from a vertical, up to 50° angle, with a gentle push Stand-Up swings back and rights itself again. In addition to the playful aspects of the design, its tilted stance underscores one of its most important features. It shows that it’s a dynamic, flexible support and not a stable, static stool.
Its cone shape underscores Stand-Up’s playful, yet dynamic range of motion. Much narrower at the bottom, it looks like an ice cream cone with an upholstered seat at the top that resembles a lid. Both the body and cushioned seat are fully covered in three-dimensional fabric. This lends Stand-Up a contemporary look and muffles noise too. The stool’s base is made of anti-slip, black plastic and sets itself apart from the conical-shaped body.
Stand-Up now consists of an EPP (expanded polypropylene) hollow body, a steel weight, a damping cylinder, and an anti-slip elastomer dome as a base. These features cut both the production costs and the weight dramatically to just 4.5 kilos. This taps into another dimension when it comes to motion. A strap allows Stand-Up to be picked up and carried from room to room or even outdoors if a spot of fresh air's required