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Totem by Estudio Persona

So, don’t fret, this isn’t some silly art object with no use other than aesthetics. Yes, it is a totem, but you get actually get a suite of functional objects that can be stacked to form a “singular minimal structure.” Two stools and a tray rest upon a concrete base, creating a tall stack that takes up very little floor space. Disassemble and arrange the components to fit your needs.
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Price: $2,799.00
Available from: Leibal

Cottage Stools

How in the world has it taken so long for the Cottage Stools to hit our radar? The flat, rectangular tops plus the lovely joinery on the legs (see the tiny brass screws?) hit the right spot for everyday dining, or maybe even use the low stool as a side table in the living area or bedroom.
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Price: $525.00 - 625.00
Available from: Dino Sanchez

SO/HO Stool

This particular step stool doesn’t look like it belongs in warehouse, thank goodness. Rather, it looks like it belongs in a home- it’s the solid oak that makes it friendly. Keep it in your kitchen to reach those upper cabinets, or place it beside your bed or favorite chair to hold books. It folds away neatly when not in use.
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Price: $315.00 - 338.00
Available from: LEIBAL

6063 Stool

Need an extra seat? The 6063 Stool is made from pure aluminum alloy, hence the ‘6063‘ name, and has a contemporary shape with echoes of mid-century American manufacturing. Three darker-hued color options keep it quiet; it will fit right in amongst your other furniture without stealing the show.
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Price: $240.00
Available from: good thing

Roger Stool by Sika-Design

This handmade stool is made from suar wood, which, if you’re not familiar, is a fast growing (and non-endangered) tropical hardwood. It has an interlocking grain that reduces the likelihood of cracking with temperature changes, and that’s very good news for those of us that hope our furniture lasts longer than our pithy life spans. And did you see the price? Very, very affordable which is oh-so-nice to see. Use it as a low table in the living room or take it outside, as it can go back and forth to suit your place-to-put-my-drink needs.
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Price: $179.00
Available from: Luminaire

Switch Stool and Table

What’s better, a side table or a stool? That’s a tough one, so how about both? Bend Goods offers up the Switch Stool and Table. Add a glass top to the base and it’s a table. Add a stool pad (in vegan leather) and it’s a seat. The stool pad flips over for a more compact side table option too. Pretty handy to have around, don’t you think?
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Price: $380.00 - 450.00
Available from: Bend Goods

Common Leather Stool

There’s about a hundred places you could put this stool in your home. Maybe one (or two) in the living room as an extra perch or footstool, maybe one in the closet or bedroom for putting on/taking off shoes, or in a hallway or entryway as a focal point or resting spot… you get the idea. If you have any trouble getting it to fit, just let me know and I’ll take it off your hands, no trouble at all. And have you seen the all black colorway? Hot damn, it looks good.
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Price: $399.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Douguya Stool

Just in case you’re in the market for a small stool, you should train your eyes towards the Douguya Stool. It’s a replica of a vintage design (of unknown origin) and shows honest construction paired with sturdy materials. The brass metal frame is finished with an urushi (Japanese lacquer) coat and topped with a seat of Nara wood. It sure looks like it could take a few punches and still look good as new, and who doesn’t want that?
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Price: $367.86
Available from: Analogue Life

Swedese Spin Stool

The good news is the Spin Stool from Swedese in now on sale over at the Finnish Design Shop. The bad news is that shipping to the United States is sort of expensive- you’d still save a little cash, just not as much as if you were in the EU/UK. Made from laminated ash veneer, the Spin Stool is available in black, white, ash, grey, yellow, orange, and blue.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $250.00
Available from: The Finnish Design shop

Cork Family Stools

Lest we forget, Jasper Morrison’s Cork Family is a smart choice for any living area. Each piece could be a side table or stool and is light enough to move around easily. Cork is also pretty tough, so you wouldn’t need to be too precious with keeping it away from kids. Oh, and you could also use them outside if you so desire. Available in 3 different styles (and yes, they’re priced individually).
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Price: $485.00 - 490.00
Available from: Lumens

Last Stool Steel

A splattered steel stool by Max Lamb? Yes, please. Hem has a variety of colors, so you’re sure to find something you love. The polished copper version is especially cool, but it’s sold out. Boo-hoo. Thank goodness there are so many other options.
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Price: $249.00 - 349.00
Available from: Hem

Woodieful Chair

Here’s a stool that doubles as a table/nightstand or a book/magazine stand. How so? Well, depending on which way you flip it, the function changes. One side has a flat, sturdy surface to park your backside, while another side has slots that allow for records, books, or magazines to stand up straight. There’s quite a few options, and there’s no doubt you’ll have some fun moving it from room to room to fit your needs.
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Price: $250.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Bookniture

Furniture in a book? Yes, please. This was a Kickstarter project, but now you can purchase directly from Bookniture or from MoMA Store to have your very own book that transforms into a stool/ottoman/table, quick as can be. Maybe it’s perfect for your very small space (and budget), or maybe you just appreciate the fact that it’d be easy to take out to your patio or to the park. Either way, it’s easy to store away when not in use, as you can slide it in amongst your books on a bookshelf.
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Price: $86.00
Available from: Bookniture

‘Svelto’ Round Stacking Stool

At first glance, you could be forgiven for letting your eyes slide right over this stool on to other more exciting things. However, on second sight, if you don’t notice the lovely detail of the slightly concave top, and then, of course, the leg shape and joinery underneath (you do have to turn furniture over occasionally, it’s the nature of appreciating design), then I’ll have to give you a verbal slap for not paying attention. The Svelto Stool stacks for storage, with each stool rotating slightly from the one below.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $415.00
Available from: Wallpaper STORE

Plywood Void Stool

This isn’t new, but it remains a stand-out piece in the seating/side table category. Designed by Ron Gilad in 2003, this stool/end table is quite the thing to have in your home. Leave the space empty and enjoy the inside/outside silhouette or use it for storage- it looks fantastic with stuffed with books.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $425.00
Available from: Elemental