Bus Stop Stool

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Furniture Design
  • Company/Firm
    bDot Architecture
  • Designer
    Brian Roberson
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    Dan Taylor
  • Location
    Birmingham, AL
  • Project Date
    July 2018
  • Client
    People of Birmingham
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The concept and design of this stool originated from months of observing people using the public bus stop across the street from our studio. We noticed the use of found objects to accommodate the need to sit and wait for the next bus to arrive in as comfortable a position as possible, often for extended periods of time. The choice of seating, most often, was wooden pallets, but also included discarded mattresses, three-legged chairs, or milk crates.
Exploring durable materials that would hold up over time, would not collect heat on a hot summer’s day, and would deter thievery, composite decking was chosen for the seat and formed concrete for the base. Concrete met the requirements of durability and created a substantial mass (120 pounds / 54 kilograms) that would dissuade someone from moving them away from their intended purpose and location.

bDot is a design-conscious, award winning, architecture studio that is focused on the creative process, as well as crafting project solutions that are meaningful and encompass both a modern relevance and a timeless nature.

From creative and cost-conscious architecture to modern furniture and art, bDot is dedicated to providing a unique and holistic approach to design and affordable solutions coupled with tailored designs to meet the needs of our clients.

Other prizes
Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Award Muse Design Platinum Award SIT Design Award Architecture Masterprize Award AIA Gulf States Merit Award