Posted in materials on June 21, 2017 10:42 am EDT

Introducing Oodle by Smith System

Award-winning designers Charlie Patterson and Joe Ricchio of Ricchio Design developed the Oodle stool -- a bold, graphic form with multiple seating uses.

Images courtesy of Smith System.











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TAGS: ff&e, furnishing, gathering spaces, seating, youth ministry,


By Church Designer Staff

Smith System's Oodle is a non-traditional chair ideal for student ministry spaces, learning spaces, and gathering spaces in general. The company's website states, "students come in all shapes and sizes. In the design of oodle, we considered every body type. With 17 inches of seating surface, larger students will feel just as welcome using an oodle."

Award-winning designers Charlie Patterson and Joe Ricchio of Ricchio Design developed the Oodle stool. They envisioned a bold, graphic form -- simple cylinder -- to bring to life Smith System's idea for movement-optional seating. The result is something completely new. As Ricchio says, "Oodle is more fun, straightforward and casual than other movement-friendly classroom furniture. The simplicity and multi-function capability are real benefits."

Oodle features an inventive rocker base. The company reports that users simply flip over the inventive rocker base to switch between sitting flat and sitting with movement. Simple rotation locks the base into place.

Instead of a chair, youth, students and any user can pull up an oodle instead of a regular chair. Ideal for collaborative learning and common areas, oodle is easy to gather into a circle, arrange around a table, or stack up at a counter.




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