GO is a minimal stool designed by Japan-based practice Koichi Futatsumata Studio. This compact, yet useful stool was created especially the putting on, taking off and light care of shoes. Not only does it provide a seat for taking off and putting on shoes, but it also serves as a platform for tying and polishing shoes as they are worn, and is fitted with storage for care-related goods such as brushes, cloth, creams and spray. Keeping a roughness of use in mind, this stool is finished in a unichrome/chromate plating, the likes of which is also used in the production of tools. It is a design that is at once furniture and heavy duty implement. The SHOE STOOL, the original design of GO, was designed in 2013 as a limited edition item for the 10th anniversary of the fashion label FUJITO. In 2021, it has been re-edited and released again as a new collection from E&Y.
Photography by E&Y