斜路木凳 Ramper Stool
by KaCaMa Design Lab
Centre Street is a downhill road that runs from South to North bridging up the hill and the sea, and is the steepest road in Hong Kong (the steepest part has the gradient of 1:4). It is the middle axis of Sai Ying Pun crossing First Street, Second Street, Third Street and High Street upward. With Eastern Street and Western Street on two sides, the street network is laid out in the shape of a square. Centre Street is popular for its convenient location and the presence of the Centre Street Market. Yet, people do not usually stay or hang around due to the very steep slope. In view of the needs for a space to rest which is actually scarce in the district, Kacama designed a flexible wooden stool that can be used on steep slopes so that neighbours could take rest and interact with each other.
One main design feature of the wooden stool is that it is easy to make and self-manageable. Neighbours could reference to the picture provided and find all necessary materials, such as wooden wine boxes and pallet pieces, in Sai Ying Pun. All you have to do is to bore two rows of tiny holes and adjust the inclination according to the steepness of different slopes and make your own leveled wooden stool. When you use it on staircases, it even becomes a little table. We imagine the future in which neighbours would carry their own handmade stools to participate in different community activities, such as movie screenings or resident meetings, as well as to gather for tea and chit-chats, and enjoy the scenic view looking down the hill.
斜路木凳製作 The Making of Ramper Stool :
- 紅酒箱 15.7x33x46(cm) 1個 Red wine box x 1 each
- 6分夾板 31×40(cm) 2塊 18mm plywood x 2 pieces
- 不鎸鋼螺絲加絲母 4粒 Stainless steel screws and nuts x 4 each
- 木方 1條 Flitch x 1 piece
- 將木方鋸成適當的長度，并螺絲固定在紅酒箱中間 Cut the flitch into the appropriate length and fix it to the centre of the wine box with screws
- 在紅酒箱離邊位3.5cm處，由箱底開始，每隔2.5cm 的高度用1/4鑽嘴,鑽孔。四邊如是
Mark at 3.5 cm from the side of the wine box, use 1/4” drill bit to bore a hole every 2.5cm in a vertical row. Applied to the four sides
- 在夾板兩邊離邊位2.5cm處，每隔2.5cm 的高度用1/4鑽嘴，鑽孔。每邊12個
Mark at 2.5cm from the side of the wine box, use 1/4” drill bit to bore 12 holes with an interval of 2.5cm
Fix the holed plywood plates to the holed wine box with the stainless steel screws and nuts
Fix the screws diagonally on each plywood plate
Of the completed stool, the two sides’ length can be adjusted to deal with different gradients
KaCaMa Design Lab
KaCaMa Design Lab是一個來自香港的產品設計團隊，擅長利用廢料加工製作。希望透過自家設計，為人們的生活帶來點綴，提升用對環保的觸覺。并且能建立大家與當地企業，手工藝和當地文化的接觸。品牌成立至今曾獲邀參與多個國際性展覽，其別具創意及環保的產品更被列入國際著名出版社viction:ary的設計作品大全。
KaCaMa Design Lab is a Hong Kong-based product designers who specializes in reusing post-consumer waste materials. They hope their product not only can delight people’s lives and instill eco-awareness in its users, but also can establish contact with local enterprises, handcraft men and local cultures. It was invited to participate in a number of international exhibitions. Its innovative and environmental-friendly products were also included in the design portfolio of the renowned international publisher viction:ary.