The latest edition of New Zealand Entrepreneur magazine includes a substantial profile on Made on Jupiter. Tom talks about what drove him to start MoJ, what keeps him motivated, and drops nuggets of advice for others looking to dive into the start-up world. Read more – ‘MoJ featured in NZ Entrepreneur Magazine’.
"Not long ago, one fine day or one dark night, depending on your time zone, the Octo Stool met Ponoko. They fell in love. Out of their hi-tech union came PonOcto." Read more – ‘Ponoko + Octo = PonOcto’.
This post will update as the list of places to see & buy the Octo Stool grows… The same stores usually stock the ET Hooks. Wellington stores: ES Design, where I got a very warm welcome. Portfolio by Design – these guys are Wellington legends. I got really great advice there (which I’m working on). [...] Read more – ‘Octo Stool & ET Hooks in more stores!’.
Second step on the way to Solar System domination: NZ South Island! And where better to be showcased than at the Design Store, in beautiful Port Chalmers: I liked Port Chalmers the minute we rolled down the hill, out of the mist into its main street dominated by the cargo crane. It has a vaguely [...] Read more – ‘MoJ goes South Island’.
Friend Lucas Putnam is opening a Mexican restaurant in the middle of Wellywood (Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand), and we thought we’d back that great initiative with some proper furniture. We’ll update this page as our cooperation with La Boca Loca continues… El Jefe Luke… The stools at the market: (Bar)stools delivered (raw state): Colors… More [...] Read more – ‘La Boca Loca’.
The Octo stool made its first public appearance! You can see and try it at Chaffer’s (Harbourside) market in Wellington every sunday from 8.30AM till 12.30 at the Boca Loca taco stand. And that until La Boca Loca officially opens in Miramar. At which point you’ll be able to enjoy the stools and barstools in [...] Read more – ‘Octo stools ready for action’.
The first two true production run stools travelled to Hawaii as a wedding gift for our friends Matt and Serena. Matt, Serena, here is a little picture diary of the M & S special edition stools, and instructions as well as a personal message to you guys… on the cutting table: on their way home [...] Read more – ‘Octo M&S special edition’.
These are assembly instructions for the Octo Stool. Videos below. Step 1 Take a leg and slide it over the ring where there’s a hole. Step 2 Align peg with hole. Step 3 Carefully lift the leg (or pull ring and leg apart), so the peg pivots into the hole. This might require some force, [...] Read more – ‘Octo Stool assembly instructions’.
For a soon-to-be-opened Mexican restaurant of my friend Luke, I worked on some variations on the Octo Stool system. He wanted a ‘chunky’ look, and an accessible price, so I chose to go for 28mm Meranti ply. The result is a heavy, sturdy, ultra-durable stool that doesn’t require much care to handle, both when made [...] Read more – ‘Octo family expands’.
designed by MoJ member Tom Kluyskens — 2010 The Octo Stool is a snapfit plywood design, requiring glue nor screws. It is an exercise in waste-reduction. The pieces of the stool fit almost perfectly in a square, and 8 squares fit perfectly in a standard sheet of plywood. The material is a luxurious, sustainably harvested, birch [...] Read more – ‘Octo Stool’.
Here’s me showing how the very first CNC’d Octo Stool was finished. The video can barely convey the sheer satisfaction I felt to see – but mainly feel – this design realized – literally. correction: bit size pilot is 5/32inch = 4mm diameter, good enough to get into my 1.5mm radius corners that were cut [...] Read more – ‘Octo Stool – the first prototype’.