Stools

Pankotto Bench

For anyone looking to furnish their outdoor space with some sturdy, weather-friendly seating (or tables), this collection is sure to please.

“A smooth texture and rounded edges make it especially comfortable for casual seating or table use in the garden, beach house, entryway or children’s room. Blocky and low to the ground, it has a solid presence while being light enough to move when needed. Can be filled with sand for added weight. UV protected.”

Batch-dyed, roto-molded polypropylene.
Available in blue, dark grey or orange
H 17.5″ L 66.5″ D 15.5″
$550.00,
Buy it here.

(Blue currently on sale as of 11/24/08 for $385.00)

Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Availability: Buy Pankotto Bench here

Twister Stool

I like the undulation implied in these benches.

“Bo Bedre award-winning design by Yuriko Takahashi in 2003. Beautifully molded solid wood veneer, Twister stools can be ganged to form a bench. The ganging device kit contains two pieces for the length and 2 pieces for the width. Crafted in Denmark.”

Above photo shows 5 stools connected by 4 ganging device kits.

Available in birch or with a black satin finish and with either a left or right side configuration.

Purchase Information:

Price: $475
Availability: Buy Twister Stool here

Becca Stools

I feel more zen-like by just looking at this chair. Whatever that means.

“Like a light-boned, graceful bird, the Becca Stool seems only momentarily perched. It strains upward, ready to take to the sky again and glide away. You almost feel that you have to sit down on it to keep it from escaping, but the fine craftsmanship of this stool makes that a pleasure. And for when you’re not at home, you can keep it weighted down by using the bottom as a shelf for extra (stylish) storage.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $800.00
Availability: Buy Becca Stools here

The Museum Stool

Several of these would look good together, anywhere, really. And they stack for easy put-away.

“THE MUSEUM STOOL® was originally designed for education programs in the galleries. The solid wood stools are lightweight, durable, stable and portable. The award-winning stacker works well as a pull-up seat or a side table.”

Who: Designed and Manufactured by Museum & Library Furniture.
When: This product ships in 6-8 weeks.
Where: This item ships to anywhere in the continental US. Shipping is FREE!
Material: Wood with NAT matte laquer. Steel hardware.
Specs: 14w x 9d x 16h (inches)

Purchase Information:

Price: $168.00
Availability: Buy The Museum Stool here

Steel Scoop Stool

So, you want super-duper-future-modern, do you? How ’bout this stool? Made of 1/4″ brushed steel plate, it certainly has clean hard lines, and if that doesn’t classify as super(d.f.)-modern, I don’t know what will.

Purchase Information:

Price: $600.00
Availability: Buy Steel Scoop Stool here

Pawn Stool

This stool is tall enough to make a great side table or just have a few of them sitting around for on-demand seating. They have a spectacular ebony grain and will add visual interest to any barren corner.

Who: Designed and Manufactured by Gus.
When: This product ships in 2 – 4 weeks.
Where: This item ships to anywhere in the continental US. Shipping is FREE!
Material: Exotic Macassar Ebony veneer.
Specs: 14d x 14w x 18h (inches)

Purchase Information:

Price: $429
Availability: Buy Pawn Stool here

Primary Pouf

Here it is- the perfect stool/seat/table/ottoman. Indoor or outdoor, available in several different colors, and it will also grant you three wishes upon receipt. Not really, but the other stuff is true. The foam is firm enough to set drinks and plates on and it’s pretty light, so you can move it around to suit your needs. Brilliant, huh?

Chartreuse, Grey, Light Blue, Orange, Red, or Taupe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: DWR

Tam Tam And Zig Zag Collection

Super great stools that would be the perfect option for seating and/or side table needs. Available in White and Black laquered finish.

Height is approx. 20″.

Purchase Information:

Price: $225.00
Availability: Buy Tam Tam And Zig Zag Collection here

Time Life Stools

Here’s a secret about me. I’m cheap. Some may call that frugal. Anyway, I don’t really ever like to pay retail so I try to shop around and get the best price, which is why I love the internet. I really want one of the Time Life Stools and they retail at around $700. I think the pricing is all kind of arbitrary. If they retailed for $1400 then I would buy two at $700 because I was getting a good deal. But since they retail at $700 I want to try to do better. It’s a sickness, really. But here’s the good news: I found a place where you can buy them for $629 with no tax and free shipping. So there you go.

Purchase Information:

Price: $629.00
Availability: Buy Time Life Stools here

Sway Stool

I swoon. Made of 100% pure cork, which is reclaimed waste material from the bottle stopper industry, this little stool is something to take a look at.

“The central column of the stool, located directly under the spine of the user, is flexible, solid cork while the rest is perforated. The result is a seat that flexes and pivots under the weight of the user, responding to the slightest body movement. The user’s muscles remain slightly engaged to maintain balance, improving posture and circulation. Many have reported this to be a perfect seat for working at a desk or computer, enabling the user to move and rock while working and thinking. Because cork is 100% waterproof and impervious to rot and mold growth, this piece functions as well outdoors as it does in. Perfect for a bit of meditation in the garden…”

Designed by Daniel Michalik.

Approx. 18″ tall x 15″ wide x 15″ deep

Purchase Information:

Price: $348.00
Availability: Buy Sway Stool here

Magino Acrylic Stool/Magazine Rack

Worth noting is this little acrylic stool/magazine rack by none other than Karim Rashid. It can hold up to 200 pounds! That’s something. It’ll hold your magazines or other riffraff while still kind of blending into it’s environment. Better still, it’s under $300.00.

H 17″ W 16.5″ D 11.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $248.00
Availability: Buy Magino Acrylic Stool/Magazine Rack here

Figure Stool

Made out of solid mango wood, this little stool could be considered a steal for the price. Yesterday I saw something really very quite similar for about four times as much. It had a little bit more character to it, and a slightly different shape, but I’m guessing if you’re pinching pennies certain sacrifices are necessary.

Made in Thailand.
12″ round x 18″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Availability: Buy Figure Stool here

Zumi Stool

Constructed of 3 identical pieces of molded plywood, this was designed by Shuichiro Koizumi who worked retail in Offi’s store in Tokyo. He designed the chair and his manager liked it so much that he brought it to the owner of Offi who immediately offered to develop it.

Purchase Information:

Price: $159.00
Availability: Buy Zumi Stool here

Cork Table and Stool

Made from solid cork (full points for being a renewable resource), these are great pieces. Fun and sculptural. Designed by Jasper Morrison.

“The sponginess of the cork makes for comfortable seating in a lobby, living area or child’s room. Lightweight and easy to handle, both the stool and table have a sculptural quality, and also look great stacked.”

Cork Table, H 10″ Diameter 17.5″, $421.00
Cork Stool, H 13.5″ Diameter 12.5″, $411.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $399.00
Availability: Buy Cork Table and Stool here