Stools

Free Trade Pouf

This Free Trade Pouf features upholstery from recycled burlap grain sacks. A few of these would be nice for impromptu seating for additional guests.

Constructed from recycled burlap grain sacks and stuffed to the max with cushy cotton, its lightweight design makes it easy to move around for quick additional seating. Complete with varying printed graphics.

Due to the unique nature of this item, graphics may vary slightly from what is pictured.

Purchase Information:

Price: $109.00
Available from: Urban Outfitters

Aalto Stacking Three-Legged Stool 60

I think it’s often easy to forget that something as simple as the Aalto stool is well within a meager modernist’s budget*. So, for this week’s design classic, consider the stacking stool by Alvar Aalto as an option for extra seating. Designed in 1932-33, the stool is made from solid birch veneer and features a bent L-shaped leg that allows it to be stacked to save space.

Available in natural wood grain or with a white, red, or black laminate top ($275).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $260.00
Availability: Buy Aalto Stacking Three-Legged Stool 60 here

Log Stool

The look of nature except without all the bark mess… and, of course, softer for your feet or derriere as well. From Pedlars.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Juan DIY Stool

Update: Just saw that this is now $29. Sounds like a good deal, no?

Foldable. Stackable. Easy to store when flat. Does your laundry. Uh, no, not the last bit. But it is pretty amazing that you simply set up this stool with built-in indents and straps, and ta-da(!) you’ve got a transportable stool for 50 bucks.

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Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Bookworm Cardboard Stool

Not a bad price for a stool that looks like a big pile of books, even if it is cardboard… though, do keep in mind you’ll have to pay shipping from Australia. Holds up to 200kg and comes flat-packed in a clear carry bag.

Others worth mentioning are the Gold, Soundbooster, and Log Stools.

Purchase Information:

Price: AUD59.00
Available from: Form.Function.Style

Endy Stool

Love, love, love this stool. The color coded ends of timber are emphasized in the design of this stool, thereby “preserving a hint of the origins of the wood” and giving us an altogether colorful little seating option.

Shipping seems to run around $29.00, fyi.

Oak, ash, maple, mahogany, cherry.
H: 40cm, Ø: 32cm.

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Available from: Studio Ve

Makr Studio Work Stool

Makr is best known for their high quality, handmade leather and canvas accessories. They’re marking their expansion into furnishings with this new Studio Stool. It takes influence from early industrial style wok stools but is streamlined a bit for a more modern look which would equally look great in both your garage and in your den. Each stool is handmade, and made to order.

Specifications:
Height:  28″ to seat and 37″ to top of back rest X
Width:  13.5″ Diameter seat with a 15.5″ Base.
Material: White walnut seat and hand-welded steel body.

Purchase Information:

Price: $690.00
Available from: Makr

Respite by Tirsh Hunter

Ran across this cast concrete stool/side table while on Svpply yesterday. Considering the design and actual heft, I’d say $375 isn’t too bad of a deal. In fact, if I saw this in a high-design storefront, I would probably guess a much higher price tag. It can go outside in a patio or garden or be just at home next to a sofa. For more on the design process, visit innovative verve . com .

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Purchase Information:

Price: $375.00
Available from: Etsy

Source: Svpply

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