Stools

Container Stool New Antiques

Plastic is not what many of us would call a luxurious material. However, it is pretty durable when it comes to high traffic areas, and that’s why this Container Stool by Marcel Wanders is sure to make the list when a smaller budget dictates a long-lasting seating and/or table option. The ornamental base references a more traditional style while the smooth top will hold your books, lamps, drinks, or derrière comfortably.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $262.00
Available from: YLighting

Black Steel Stool

Now here’s something we all want to see more of: multifunctional furniture. The Black Steel Stool by Noon studio is an interesting seating option on its own, but pull a few together and you have a coffee table; stack several straight up, and you have a bookcase. The wooden y-frame supports a simple metal sheet, and the two materials joined together provide a visually appealing warm/cool contrast.
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Price: £395.00
Available from: Noon studio

Scout Stool

A sloping seat gives comfort, and Southern Yellow Pine shows off its intricate patterning. This Scout Stool was constructed using mortise and tenon joints along with other time-tested construction techniques. And it’s $180. Available for pre-order from Surname Goods.
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Price: $180.00
Available from: Surname Goods

Holy Stool

This stool is a familiar riff on the Milking Stool by UM Projects we posted a few years ago, yet with this variation, the legs are a bit farther apart for stability. So, sit on it, put your feet up, or use it for drinks and books, and know that it won’t topple over easily. The legs are dipped in ultra-matte lacquer for a bright contrast.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $330.00
Available from: A+R Store

Arnold Circus Stool

I know you’re probably in holiday shopping mode, but calm down for a little bit to appreciate this Arnold Circus Stool. I’m not sure how it slipped under the radar, as it’s been around for a while. Not to worry though, there’s still time to congratulate ourselves for finding it now, and then figure out just where we’re going to put it before it arrives. Because at $120, this stool comes in a variety of colors and has varied uses: an extra seat, a side table in the living area or bedroom, or turn it upside down for a storage basket.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00
Available from: More & Co.

Bubble Stool

At first glance, this stool looks oh-so-cozy with its thick knitted wool cover, otherwise it’s just a normal pouf/stool. But wait, is that an air pump? Indeed, it is. The Bubble Stool is filled with air, thus eliminating extra foam or other fillers. So, fill it up when you need it, de-pouf it when you don’t. When deflated, it looks like it could be stored away like a blanket- that gives it extra points for small spaces where storage is at a premium.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: Dwell Store

Flip Around Stool/Table

Don’t choose between a stool or a table- have both with the Flip Around. For use as a stool, the table’s top post handle fits into the base for secure seating; for use as a catchall table top, simply flip the top over to utilize its curved lip to keep contents in their place. The top piece can also be used as a tray to carry things back and forth between rooms. Three functions in one piece is a win/win/win situation.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $249.95
Available from: YLiving

Rocket Stool

The well known Eero Aarnio designed this three-legged stool in 1995, and, as you can tell, it hints at his other work with its rounded (“plump“) seat and legs. Interestingly enough, the Rocket was originally designed for Eero Aarnio’s own kitchen, though it’d do just as well in other rooms. The solid wood stool is available in oak wood painted white, black or soaped, and in two different sizes, Rocket Stool ($435) and Baby Rocket ($300).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $300.00 - 435.00
Available from: hivemodern.com

Turn Stool

Stool, side table, ottoman, whatever function fits your needs, this solid Acacia wood stool will last through thick and thin. Cut out handles make it easier to shift around and an optional thick Felt Top (+$19) gives a softer surface for the backside.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Riki Stool

Whoa, considering we first posted the Riki Stool over 6 years ago, it’s time for an update. Designed by Riki Watanabe in 1965, this stool is made of cardboard, which allows it to be lightweight and very strong- it can take the weight of over 1,000 pounds. No tools needed for assembly, you just need a few folds to create a comfortable seat.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Biscuit Stool

Pay attention and you’ll see the charm in this stool designed by outofstock. The seat is gently curved so it’s easy on the thighs and criss-crossed dowels ensure that the legs stay sturdy- all this with no screws. Another little tidbit: this stool was inspired by traditional wooden stools seen at a Singapore fish market.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $245.00
Available from: Environment Furniture

A Tempo Stool

Remember this guy? Designer Pauline Deltour worked with steel wire to create a few pieces for Alessi a few years ago, one of which is this little “A Tempo” Stool. Nice, isn’t it? The other pieces in the “A Tempo” collection include the Laundry Basket and the Umbrella Stand).
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Price: $182.00
Available from: YLiving

Sway Stools

How fun are these? I know it’s hard to think ‘fun’ when it’s the first day back from a long holiday weekend, but put on your regular design-appreciative hat and you’ll see I’m right. They’re on sale now from Plastica- 50% off!- so pick up one or two or twelve for a few extra swaying seats. Each stool is hollow and filled with dry sand for ballast.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $70.00 - 100.00
Available from: Plastica

M3 seat/storage

Seating with integrated storage is a big bonus for any room short on space, and add the color lime to the mix and you’ve got a winner. This M3 storage box will hide away all manner of odds and ends and will double as an extra seat when needed. Could be a good fit for a kids room or a casual living area perhaps?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $239.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Braided Stools

Furniture is rarely ‘fun’ with a capital F, but there’s not many words more appropriate to describe these Braided Stools by Debra Folz. Each stool is CNC cut to accommodate traditional leather weaving techniques, and the result is a fresh take on textural adornment. Choose between 6 available leather colors (may be combined in the case of the bi-color bench as shown above) and three different woods.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $650.00 - 1,150.00
Available from: Debra Folz