bucket stool

We love to create pop-up workshops for playful explorations of art, science and technology, and setting up a good workshop space is a tricky business. You need to quickly create a space that is inviting, functional, and comfortable, where people can spend a long time getting deeply engaged with an idea or exploration. One key ingredient to a good workshop is comfortable seats, and we had a big wish-list for ours. A good workshop seat should to be;

  • Lightweight but sturdy
  • Stackable
  • Easy to carry
  • Affordable
  • Tough
  • Comfortable
  • And if you’re really dreaming, a place to store materials . . .

It turns out that a plastic 5 gallon bucket totally fits the bill! We made an instructable, and all you need is a little foam and elbow grease to create a super comfy, tough, awesome stool for all your pop-up workshop needs. 


Nicole Catrett