Stools

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.

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Price: $400.00
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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.

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Price: $450.00
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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

Asterisk Stool

These leaning asterisk stools pack a lot of fun design into one little seating option. You can order from a variety of color swatches or provide your own material (a.k.a. ‘COM’) for a customized look.

-recycled HDPE plastic inner structure -high density seating foam upper surface -$525 tall $500 short -Lake Michigan sailcloth $450 tall $425 short -customer supplied material $350 tall $325 short -Place your order online and we will contact you with color swatches. Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

sustainable upholstery options: recycled polyester/wool felt/hopsack
19.3″ h x 24.5″ (short) x 21″ w, $500 (COM:$325)
25.1″ h x 26.1″ (tall) x 21″ w, $525 (COM:$350)
Buy it here.

More information:

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Bate-Papo and Mocho Stool

These two entirely intriguing stools are part of MoMA Design Store’s new Destination Brazil collection.

Bate-Papo Stool, $495.00 ($445.50 Members),
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Inspired by stools used in the Brazilian countryside, designer Flavia Pagotti Silva created this contemporary seat. In Portuguese, “bate-papo” refers to an informal conversation between friends. This low, comfortable stool, made of four plywood disks attached to the chair’s frame through ball joints is meant to be used casually and as additional seating in informal settings. Made of plywood, ball joints, recycled rubber, and metal tubing. Size: 14h x 14l x 14″w

Mocho Stool, $550.00 ($495.00 Members), Buy it here.

Designer Sergio Rodrigues favors working with traditional materials like leather, wood, and cane splints in his product designs. The Mocho Stool, an update on the traditional milkmaid’s stool used throughout Brazil, is made of a solid hardwood frame, a single-lathed hollowed seat, and three lathed legs. A handle is incorporated into the design of the stool’s seat, making it easy to transport from place to place. Made of eucalyptus wood.
Size: 15.75h x 17.75″diam.

[posted by katie]

Stuffed Stools and Cabinet

Made from steel plate, these stools and cabinet have a semi-cartoonish feel about them and in this particular case, that’s a very good thing.

Gentleman’s chamber 1953 is a fusion of nature and interior, traditional elements from a gentleman’s chamber are brought back to their essence and are reinterpreted from the point of view of the animals. This stool is made out of tree trunks or that how it appears to be. On a closer inspection you will notice they are actually made out of steel plate.

Brand:Snodevormgevers
Designer:Josef Blersch and Mander Liefting
Material: Steel plate

small: 35 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm., €199.00,
Buy it here.

medium: 35 cm x 35 cm X 40 cm, €319.00, Buy it here.

large: 25 cm x 35 cm x 70 cm, €367.50, Buy it here.
cabinet: 100 cm w. x 70 cm h. x 43 cm d., €3250.00,
Buy it here.

[via dwell]

Hightower Gallery Stools – Beech

If you like these stools you better hurry and snap them up fast; currently there are 6 for 50% off at 2modern’s Sample Sale.

Hans Sandgren Jakobsen’s award-winning Gallery was originally designed in 1998 for the Copenhagen Art Association and was meant to be a stool guests could sit on while they enjoyed the paintings on show. Gallery is beautiful in its sculptural simplicity. Hidden behind the minimalist design, however, lies an innovative technique that has made it possible to shape a veneer in several dimensions.

20w x 14d x 17h (inches)

$650 $325.00 + $20 shipping = $345.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $345.00
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Tumble Stool

Wrapped in foam, this stool can be rolled onto its various surfaces for different seating experiences. It’s not often you get a playful piece of furniture looking so simple (as in, not bright pink or stripes or what not), so I’d say it’s a wonderful choice for extra seating.

“Each position yields a different seating experience: flat, curved, inclined, and the amusing rocker. It is lightweight, durable and versatile. It can be lined-up as bench or scattered in different positions creating a continuously dynamic landscape.”

Designer: GO.LO.GOR.SKY.STUDIO
Black or Gray.
materials: 2.5″ thick foam wrapped around high gloss interior aluminum frame.
dimensions: 18″H x 18″D x 15″W
weight: 8lbs

$385.00, at GO.LO.GOR.SKY.STUDIO

[via iheartluxe (thanks Aaron!)]

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Price: $385.00
Availability: Buy Tumble Stool here

Tea Cup Stool

This Alice-in-Wonderland type stool will have you wanting to host strange tea parties and dress in odd finery…or maybe you’re too old for that sort of stuff. Not me, though I do feel the need to state I prefer ‘humorous’ over ‘funky’ in describing this item and any sort of party I might or might not throw.

The funky and humorous design of the Tea Cup Stool will appeal to the young and young at heart. Available in several bold colours, they are guaranteed to brighten up the decor of any room.
Also suitable for outdoor use, the Tea Cup stools will make eating al fresco an enchanted experience.

Dimensions: H 41cm Dia 58cm
Suitable for use with table heights of 40-65cm.
£140.00, Buy it here.

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Price: £140.00
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Lana and Flora Pouf

Talk about texture, these poufs seem like they took hours upon hours to create, which makes me wonder where they were made and how the flowers are connected (stitching or glue?).

A true focal piece in any room, this stunning pouf is covered in hundreds of laser-cut wool flowers to create a unique and functional piece.

Flora Pouf (shown on left): $475.00,
Buy it here.

22″L x 22″W x 18″H, Color: Ivory

Lana Wool Ottoman (shown on right): $395.00, Buy it here.
22″ DIA. Material: Taupe/Ivory Wool

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Price: $395.00-$475.00
Availability: Buy Lana and Flora Pouf here

Magino Yellow Stool

If you’ve been itching to add some yellow into one of your rooms, this Magino stool might be the perfect choice.

The Classic Karim Rashid stool now in yellow! The butterfly shaped Magino functions both as a seat and magazine rack. Ultra-durable 13mm thick acrylic. New item. Lead time will vary.

17 x 16 x 12

$300.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $300.00
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Ricami Stool

Here’s a lovely little stool just at $200.

designed by italian designer elena manferdini, this stunningly versatile piece was inspired by italian embroidery; hence, the name ricami.

Designer: Elena Manferdini

$199.50, Buy it here.

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Price: $199.50
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Drop Stool by Zuo Modern

This is a great price for a stool; it reminds me of a nicer wooden version (see below).

Available in Black, White, Orange, Red, or Green
ABS formed body with high gloss enamel.
22 x 22 x 19″H

$138.00, Buy it here.

(Update: so I found the wooden stool- it’s the Tahiti Stool…but after looking at it a little more it doesn’t have the same seat indentation and the back rise is higher, so it has less resemblance that first thought.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $138.00
Availability: Buy Drop Stool by Zuo Modern here

Accordeon Pouf

Here’s a product similar to the Molo idea, but (dare I say) a bit more colorful.

Fun, colourful and easy!
A series of bright plastic sheets unfold into this cylindrical accordeon-like structure.
Use it as a funky side table or as a seat, it will instantly add energy and vibe to your decor!
Unfasten the stainless steel clip and it folds flat to the size of a big book, for easy storage.
Includes a round black fabric pillow with a rigid base for extra comfort.
Available in blue, green and orange.
Manufactured in Europe. Made of polypropylene.

Folded: 17″ 10.8″ 2.2″, Unfolded: 17″H 22″Ø

$490.00 $196.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $490.00
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Web Stool

Not a bad price for a side table/stool…

Your contemporary living space gets a gold star when you display this modern, sturdy and versatile side table in its midst. It’s see-through, creating the illusion of more space. Pair two up for extra seating, or flip one over for use as a large, very contemporary basket for giant bamboo, large glass balls, rolls of festive wrapping paper and more. In gold powder-coated iron.

also available in blue.
15″ dia. X 18″h.

$98, Buy it here.

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Price: $98
Availability: Buy Web Stool here