We were looking for ideas that would also give our stool adaptability.  How many ways might it be used, and where would it be stored when the classroom activities changed?  This led to the idea of not only “storing” the main X frames as shelves, but also turning the stacked X frames into storage.  We returned to the main idea that children in a natural habitat would be walking through, encountering, and modifying an ever changing landscape.  Suddenly, the “Wiggly Stool” began to take the form of furniture that would give children the ability to modify their  own landscape to fit a variety of needs: to store things, to create quiet, isolated spaces, to lay, sit or lean, or to create a personal or collaborative table space.  This idea of students moving and creating their own space was intriguing.