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Wilson & Dorset

Sheepskin Footstool

  • $299.00

Grown in New Zealand

This stylish extra long wool footstool are designed to fit your natural bends and curves. Sheepskin Stones are firm enough to use as a floor seat or pouffe and soft enough to get cosy with as a headrest or floor cushion. The perfect companion to the Shaggy Bean Bag; forming a dynamic duo as a comfy and portable modular setup.

The shape is inspired by the local river-stones smoothed by the mighty waterways of New Zealand's South Island. Extreme comfort plus beautiful sculptural additions to your space.

The footstool is made from ethically sourced sheepskins in New Zealand, and filled with sustainably sourced fill. The extra Long Wool is a luxurious pile length, making for a true interior statement. The pile length can vary between 60-80mm, depending on the natural growth of the fleece. Plush and silky to touch, the cosy footstool is ideal for spaces needing texture, warmth, or an extra layer of interest. Whether you love a minimal aesthetic or take a “more is more” approach to your interior scheme, an Extra Long Wool footstool will settle effortlessly into your space.

Size: 28cm height x 70cm length approx.

ORIGIN STORY

If ever there was a couple destined to do great things with wool, it’d have to be Ben Wilson and Amanda Dorset. 

Ben and Amanda had known each other since high school but it was to be years later that they’d reconnect and brew a quiet sheepskin revolution. Camping on the shores of Lake Wanaka with a bunch of old mates in the height of summer, they got to talking about the wonders of wool and game-changing ways they could bring the luxury and durability of sheepskin to the world. Their chat was a catalyst for the development of a new lounging concept - the Wilson & Dorset ethos of bringing nature into the home to create opportunities to slow down and re-connect with our environment and each other. 

It was by nurture rather than nature that led to Amanda’s passion for wool’s natural features, established during the five years spent marketing Icebreaker during the early days of the now-iconic New Zealand outdoor clothing brand.

In Ben’s case, wool might well be found in his DNA. One of Ben's earliest memories is of playing on the bespoke sheepskin carpet his father had made for the lounge in his family's East Taieri farmhouse. This is perhaps where his deep connection with the form and functionality of wool fibre was embedded. With three generations of entrepreneurial forebears behind him, seeing business opportunities in re-thinking primary products came naturally to him.