Above: ‘Zulu Mama’ stools designed by Haldane Martin, one of the Solve 2011 judges.

Ever dreamed of designing your own furniture? Now’s your chance to break into the design scene and make your mark as one of South Africa’s hottest young designers.

This year, as part of DECO’s Solve New Talent Search, we’re asking all up-and-coming designers to reinvent the world’s earliest form of furniture – the stool.

Whether your design is clean-lined or unconventional, made from wire, wood, plastic or grass, we’re looking for a creation with integrity and individuality – a home-grown product to be proud of. What sets you apart? Start designing and show us what you’ve got!

View the full brief here, and in the meantime, here’s a round-up of some of our favourite stools to get your creative juices flowing:

Line 1: Knit stool by Claire Anna O’Brien; Arnold Circus stool by Martino Gamper
Line 2: BCN stool by Kristalia; Castor stool by Big-Game; Flo stool by Patricia Urquiola
Line 3: Stools by Anna Ter Har; Lunar Stool by Indalo Project
Line 4: Cambell stool by Liam Mooney; Happy stool by A2; A-Frame stool by What if the World