Stools

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

Nook Stool

Made from a single piece of Varioline (see below), this folded fellow looks to be a surprisingly sturdy little stool.

According to Google translator:

NOOK is made of the innovative plastic Varioline. Varioline is a sheet material that possesses a high-tech injection by one closed cell foam core, the high density of two, non-porous surface layers is enclosed. This makes the material easy and yet robust, rigid, yet flexible and weather resistant and UV resistant.

designed by Patrick Frey

Purchase Information:

Price: 229.00
Availability: Buy Nook Stool here

Tab Stool, 5.5 designers

From what I can tell using a site translator, this little stool is a cushion support made of 4 identical parts (profiles) you can assemble without nails or screws. Think of it as the perfect place to show off your favorite pillow.

Made in France.
multifold of birch. cushion not provided.
Height: 45cm / 40cm diameter base.
natural birch.

Purchase Information:

Price: 69.00
Availability: Buy Tab Stool, 5.5 designers here

Carpenter Stool

I love these little stools–one would look great solo or if you had the cash you could get a few. Each stool is hand-made and has raw chestnut legs and a high-gloss faceted seat.

Dimensions: W. 350 x D. 350 x H. 470

[via pan-dan]

Purchase Information:

Price: $323.00
Availability: Buy Carpenter Stool here

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Cain Collection Stool

We’ve posted parts of the Cain Collection before, but I thought the stool was worthy of a post because it’s a nice colorful piece and the price is right.

Dimensions: 17.5″ tall x 15.75″ wide x 17.5″ deep

Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00
Availability: Buy Cain Collection Stool here

Offcut Stool by Tom Dixon

Flat packed and put together by you with no extra screws or glue, this stool sounds like it’s from Ikea… until you see the price. But, hey, if you’re as desensitized as me, $200 for a stool sounds like a bargain, especially after adding in the designer’s name.

“designed by tom dixon, the offcut stool’s elementary form is the result of several innovations; the circular round seat makes clever use of the curved offcuts, its construction requires no additional screws or glue, and the stool is flat packed for ease of delivery.”

dimensions: 17.7″dia x 17.3″h.

Purchase Information:

Price: $235.00
Available from: abc home

Studio Ubico, “stump” series

These 100% recycled stool/tables are double the fun (sort of like the gum) with their affordable price tags and quirky made-from-woodscraps design.

Stump series started in the industrial garbage cans in the area near our factory. Small pieces of hardwood are thrown from carpentries in the area in large quantities. Through the series development it became clear that we can reduce costs and become socially involved through passing some of the production to a factory which employs disabled people.

“oli” stool: $195.00
“dodo” side table: $160.00
(shipping not included, email for quote)

Purchase Information:

Price: $160.00
Availability: Buy Studio Ubico, “stump” series here

Cork Stool Drop 12 By Skram

Cork. It’s a delight to see another stool made from a material with so many positive attributes. (Other cork stools posted: Sway Stool, Rolha Cork Stool, and of course the Cork Table and Stool by Jasper Morrison.)

Put four of these together, and you have a four-leaf clover – or a wonderful circle of friends. You’ll think you’re lucky, with these gems of stools – eco-friendly, sustainable, and good-looking…

Material – sustainably harvested cork
Size – 12″ x 11.62″ x 11.62″

Purchase Information:

Price: $364.00
Availability: Buy Cork Stool Drop 12 By Skram here

Modern Tree Trunk Stool

Add a tree trunk stool to your home and wait for the squirrels and mice to start helping you clean while they merrily sing along to your favorite tune. Maybe that won’t happen (and maybe it will), but the finish on this stool helps modernize the tree trunk look so that it could easily be at home amongst a contemporary room setting.

This striking contemporary stool is entirely hand crafted [and] features lifelike detail. Made with ceramic which is glazed in matte gunmetal. It has a very elegant finish for a rustic motif but fits equally well in a contemporary home.

Size: 18.50″ h x 15.50″ w x 15.50″ d
Material: ceramic with matte gunmetal finish.

Purchase Information:

Price: $360.00
Availability: Buy Modern Tree Trunk Stool here

Kada Stool by Yves Behar

How much would you pay for a handy all-in-one seat, tray, and table that folds away flat? Not $900? I thought so, me either. It’s such a shame; it’s so incredibly smart and useful, yet it’s too steep of a price for most.

Kada is a multifunctional folding seat which has infinite possibilities of use. Its versatility makes it an absolutely transversal object, that fits all spaces and can be changed to fit all situations thanks to its different finish and the possibility of becoming custom-made, according to different layers put on its laminated surface. Its performances change thanks to different uses of the metallic top which can become seating, table or tray.

Technical Description: structure in natural wood or laminated white, grey, black, red neoprene zipper metal top varnished light grey or dark grey.
Size: 13.78″w x 13.78″d x 17.72″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $899.00
Availability: Buy Kada Stool by Yves Behar here

Nesting Tables/Step Stools by Paul Loebach

Uh, how much do you love these tables by Mr. Loebach? If you didn’t say ‘very much’ or were stricken speechless then I don’t know what to do with you. First off, they are tables and step stools, which makes them functional for small spaces, yada yada yada. Second, they are available in some of the best color choices (charcoal, green, and the most delightful shade of blue (in my opinion)). Third, and perhaps most importantly, each table/stool opens at the top (with safety hinged lids) for extra storage. Fourth, they are a little awkward in just how humble they look, and doesn’t that just make you love them more? All that said, I think it’s the colors that make them stand out as wonderful little nesting tables/step stools. Take note they won’t ship until mid-October.

Material: Wood and MDF with safety hinges

Dimensions: 17.25 x 14 x 18 inches
Available for pre-order.
Approximate ship date: 10/15/2009

$400.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $400.00
Availability: Buy Nesting Tables/Step Stools by Paul Loebach here

Sway Stool by dmfd

Back in November of ’05 one of us posted this Sway Stool. Fast forward to today where it’s $102 more than the orginal price but just as entertaining to own (I’m sure), hence the update.

These stools are made completely from cork that originates as the waste material from the bottle stopper industry. 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. – dmfd

Designed by Daniel Michalik of dmfd
Material is completely recyclable.

Approx. 18″ tall x 15″ wide x 15″ deep
$450.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00
Availability: Buy Sway Stool by dmfd here

Ringside Stool

I always find it interesting when mass retailers sell one of a kind pieces. In this case, CB2 is selling these little stools from 100% reclaimed sal wood retrieved from “older village buildings in India as newer construction moves in”.

“Sanded smooth with matte wax finish. Some cracking and darkening may occur over time. All ready to go, no assembly required.”

Holds up to 200 lbs distributed evenly.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.95
Availability: Buy Ringside Stool here