Academic Archives of Yamaguchi Prefectural University


Academic Archives of Yamaguchi Prefectural University Volume 16 Issue 国際文化学部紀要
published_at 2023-03-31

Practical design research of Step Stool: Design development of a safe step stool

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The piece is a home-use step stool designed in consideration of the need for child safety.
Step stools have been used in Japanese families since a long time ago for various purposes in daily living. Today, multipurpose stools such as foldable ones are commonly used. However, in terms of safety they have more dangerous parts than the conventional type. The concerns become particularly apparent whenever children use such stools. Therefore, to address such safety concerns we have designed a stool under the theme of a “child-friendly stool that ensures peace of mind for adults and guardians.”