Stools

Another Country

Another Country has a lovely collection of handcrafted wood furniture. What you see is exactly what you get; there’s honest construction along with a pared back traditional style that’s refreshing to see. Each piece is produced by hand in a small workshop in Dorset, England.

Purchase Information:

Price: £130 and up
Available from: Another Country

Briq Stool

A polypropylene stool might not seem like a deal of the day, but this guy has got a lot going for it. It can be used indoors or out and can be stacked to save space. If you flip it upside down, it doubles as a storage bin for newspapers/magazines or kid’s toys, or even a cooler for beer or soda when filled with ice. Or you can choose to use it as a side table. Not too shabby for a cheerful little seating option.

The Briq Stool won the prestigious FORM Design Award in 2009.

Purchase Information:

Price: $85.00
Available from: SFMOMA Museum Store

Hut-Hut

Any guesses as to what exactly this is? Sure, it’s a sort of seating/table thing, but it also has an element of fun that’s not immediately apparent. It’s a reinterpretation of the rocking horse, made up modern and sleek. The engraved star pattern are actually machining lines which are left as a decorative element.

There’s also a version for kids, in either wood ($870.00) or resin ($125.00).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,595.00
Available from: Kalon Studios

Bag Stool

Originally commissioned for the Design Museum Tank, Gitta Gschwendtner created the Bag Stool as a comment on material consumption. There’s an outdoor concrete version (143 lbs.) that comes with a fixation system and an indoor version made from a concrete and wood fiber mixture (66lbs.).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $798.00
Available from: YLiving

SOS Stool

A stool, table and serving tray all in one. The side arms might look like they’re just handles, but they can also act as holders for cups or wineglasses. Plus, these stools are safe for outdoors, so you can think about whether one or two would work on your patio or deck.

Included in the permanent collection of Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Purchase Information:

Price: $265.00
Availability: Buy SOS Stool here

Coventry Stool

Clean, crisp, and cool – the hallmarks of Studio Dunn. We love the Coventry Stool as if it were our own; in fact, we’ll take one in every color: Maple, Cherry, and Walnut!

12 x 14 x 17.5 inches
American hardwoods

Purchase Information:

Price: $320.00
Available from: Studio Dunn

PANTONE® Flight Stools

These certainly aren’t new, but they are definitely worth a nod. Pantone has licensed a ton of great products in the past few years, making all of us color nuts quite happy to pick our favorite shade of mug, bag, etc. This stool would be perfect for a little jolt of color in seating options.

Designed by Barber Osgerby
Made from birch veneer
400 cm length x 415 cm width x 460 cm height

Purchase Information:

Price: $549.00
Available from: Pantone

Box Stool

Big Game is one to watch out for these days; they’ve got a great collection of home furnishings that’s both interesting and edgy (and not too terribly expensive). This stool is pretty simple, yet intriguing in that it borrows pleating techniques from the cardboard industry to make a foldable aluminum seat. Light and versatile, the Box stool has one hole in the center of the seat to make it easy to move around.

Designed by Big Game, produced by Moustache.
Material: Folded Lacquered Aluminium
Colors: Yellow, Light Blue, Medium Blue, Dark Blue
16.5″ x 11.8″ x 9,3″ (42 x 30 x 23.5 CM)

Purchase Information:

Price: $347.00
Available from: Sleek Identity

Metro Stool

Inspired by the graphic style of metropolitan subway maps, this stool becomes a bench when several are placed together. The stool also could be an interesting side table if need be.

Designer: Peter Johansen
W 36 cm x D 29 cm x H 41 cm

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Purchase Information:

Price: £132.00
Available from: Made in Design

Butt Stool

Yep, the butt stool. Designed by Established & Sons, it’s stackable and plastic (outdoor/storage points) plus it’s got an ergonomic top that you’ll recognize from tractor seats. Three holes drilled in the top make it easy to lift and move.

17.9″W x 15.6″D x 19.5″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $185.00
Available from: Yoox

Cactus Stool

Indoors or out, this little cactus stool could add a tiny bit of humor to your abode and supply extra seating when needed.

Padded soft imitation leather finish.
H 55 cm x Diameter 41 cm.

Purchase Information:

Price: £260.00
Available from: do-shop

Plopp Stainless Steel Stool

Have you seen the Mini Plopp Inflated Stool? The ones made of industrially inflated sheet metal? As cool as the colors are, hold on to your hat and take a look at the polished steel version. Pretty amazing, isn’t it? And what artist’s work does it remind you of? Answer below.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $725.00
Available from: A+R Store

Bisonte Stacking Stool

Obviously the name denotes the design, but what strikes me most about this stool is not only the shape of one on its own, but the shape when stacked several high. It almost looks like an extremely robust coat hanger or totem-like sculpture.

Designer: Michele De Lucchi
Materials: birch plywood
10.25″ x 15.75″ x 19.5″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $850.00
Available from: Moss

Miniature Tabouret Hemp Stools by Christian Astuguevieille

So rough and uncouth, yet so chic and expensive. Irreverent design is Astuguevieille’s signature, as is rope…he uses it whenever possible! And when he’s not using rope, he’s covering things in other questionable media…

(Available with short or long legs)
21 x 13 x 30 cm
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Purchase Information:

Price: $608.00
Availability: Buy Miniature Tabouret Hemp Stools by Christian Astuguevieille here

Kikkerland Folding Stool

This is one of my favorite designs ever. It’s a quite sturdy plastic stool that folds out in about 3 seconds. Quite ingeniously, the carrying handle pops out when folded back up. When living in my tiny New York apartment, it always amused me whenever I put it back in its storage place; the 4 inch gap in between the wall and the refrigerator. It supports up to 300 lbs and at $29, is well worth the price.

Dimensions: 21″ x 4″ x 15.25″

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Available from: A&G Merch