Caroma is a company which has gained a reputation for the innovative use of plastics for bathroom fittings. This stool, an Australian innovation, became synonymous with the Australian bathroom since its introduction in 1967. The design, which was probably the largest piece of injection moulded plastic in Australia when it was introduced, has not changed in any detail throughout its entire production run. Although primarily intended for use in bathrooms, it has also been extensively used in hospitals, nurseries, restaurants and other public areas. It is manufactured in twelve colours, sold at all leading hardware and retail stores and is exported to countries throughout the Pacific and Carribean. This product was selected for the Australian Design Index and the 'Good Design' label in 1967.