The Langhorne Stool

The Langhorne Stool is a collaboration with REVISIT, a travel brand with a mission of preserving our national parks. To find out more about the stool, go to the REVISIT website.

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Looking through a series of photographs of some of the great minds that advanced and preserved our society, we began discussing the power of the spoken word, of storytelling, and of oration. For centuries, stories were passed down through oral tradition, but that is a reality that no longer seems to exist. We looked for ways to celebrate and preserve the idea and function of storytelling, oration, and reflection and came across two images that struck us - one of Mark Twain, and the other of Theodore Roosevelt.

In his wilderness abode Theodore Roosevelt crafted the words and speeches that would lead to the preservation of the National Parks from his camping stool.  On the deck of a Mississippi Riverboat, Mark Twain sat atop a stool and formed the thoughts that became his most celebrated novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Many great ideas have been hatched and many stories told from a similar perch - the stool.

Inspired to celebrate and preserve the tradition of storytelling, we approached renowned father and son craftsmen, Robert and Tor Erickson of Erickson Woodworking, to design and manufacture an iconic folding stool. As Robert has passed his knowledge of woodworking to his son, we hoped they could help us pass on the tradition of storytelling with a seat worthy of the greatest tellers of tales.  

After months of research, design, and conversation between father and son, we are proud to present the REVISIT and ERICKSON Langhorne Stool. Taken from Mark Twain's middle name, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, the Langhorne Stool seeks to carry on the tradition of storytelling and inspire those that sit atop it to do the same.  
With each purchase, REVISIT will donate 1/4 of our profits through our Quarter-Back model to help fund Ranger education programs - the very heart of storytelling in our national parks.