Stools

Tam Tam Stools

The Tam Tam Stool is pretty much a classic, and at $48 you can afford to splurge on a few if the mood strikes you.

Originally introduced by designer Henry Massonnet in 1968, this minimal stool was an instant hit because of its versatility, comfort, ease to carry and snap together. An iconic photo of the very iconic Brigitte Bardot on a Tam Tam elevated the stool to cult accessory. Today, the Tam Tam is made in the same French factory using the same mold that gave rise to the original version. Collect all colors, or mix candy brights with futuristic metallics. Or punch up a room with the graphic silhouette of a single stool in a contrasting color. Tam Tam is terrific.

Size: 17.8″ h x 11.8″ w

$48.00,
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Price: $48.00
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Draftsman Stool

This draftsman stool is at a really good price. Mixing vintage (looking) pieces with modern can be a great way to make your home more rich and layered.

“This faithful copy of a solid iron draftsman stool from France in the early 1900s makes a great bar stool…”

21″h x 12.5″ seat diameter

$149.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $149.00
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Djimma Wood Stool

Carved from solid wood, this authentic stool will add a well-traveled look to any room.

Solid wood tripod stool, hand carved from a single piece of rosewood, which goes very dark (sometimes black) with age. You can see the wood’s natural lines etched into stool’s surface, which is protected with beeswax polish. Characteristics of each piece may vary as each stool is handmade.

Ethiopian rosewood stool handcrafted in the village of Djimma
Large 28 x 28 x 29 cm

€241 or $370,
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Purchase Information:

Price: &euro241
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Tractor Stool

These definitely qualify as a ‘want-but-can’t-afford’ item…

A design icon, Tractor Stool derives its shape from a Swiss tractor seat. The warm, organic feeling created invokes nature and invites interaction. Carved from solid wood and hand finished by expert cabinet makers, the stool comes in three heights: dining, counter and bar.

Designer: Craig Bassam and Scott Fellows
Available In: Solid carved stool in Ash, Walnut, or Teak with an oil finish.
17″w 13 1/2″d 19 1/4″h 17″seat h
$1950.00-$2000.00,
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1950.00-$2000.00
Availability: Buy Tractor Stool here

Stool One by Konstantin Grcic

These look a little like they’ve just come off the mother ship, but I really like their angular lines.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $392
Availability: Buy Stool One by Konstantin Grcic here

Balloona Stool

500 balloons tied one by one to this stool…I’m kind of surprised the price isn’t higher. Goodness knows if I spent that kind of time on something I’d want more money for it.

A playful disposition. Over 500 balloons are tied on a solid wood stool. Designer Natalie Kruch has a penchant for making the ordinary beautiful and intriguing. The BALLOONA stool is Natalie’s first object with Umbra, after graduating from the University of Alberta, Canada.

Size: 14 x 17 x 14″ (36 x 43 x 36 cm).
$350.00,
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Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00
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Eco-Friendly Stool Table

Talk about some summer colors, these stools are hand painted with a VOC-free milk paint, just like in the old days.

…the tables are made in New Mexico from locally-harvested Pine logs historically used in traditional Adobe homes as exposed ceiling beams called Vigas. Dried in a solar kiln, harnessing the energy of tomorrow, they have a 100% natural finish free of toxins. Hand-painted with a VOC-free milk paint, the hand-mixed colors, which include Federal Blue, Tavern Green, Marigold Yellow, Dove Gray, and Glazed Terracotta, are made with the same basic ingredients used during the Colonial era – milk protein, lime and earth pigments. Finished with a clear non-toxic topcoat, the tables are rubbed with a layer of an all-natural beeswax and lemon oil wood wax created by an 18th Century/Early American cabinetmaker.

12 dia x 16H inches, $219.00
12 dia x 20H inches, $239.00
12 dia x 22H inches, $259.00
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Purchase Information:

Price: $219.00-$259.00
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Pedro Low Stool

Check out these low stools by Craig Bond of Candywhistle, New Zealand.

Powder coated steel.
19.75″ diameter x 15″ h

Purchase Information:

Price: $525.00
Availability: Buy Pedro Low Stool here

Tato Stool by enrico baleri and denis santachiara for baleri italia

The Tato series is a surprisingly comfortable group of polyurethane spheres, ovals and other shapes suitable for use as footrests or stools. available in polyamide stretch fabric (noted as malaga wool in the fabric options menu) or stretch wool fabric. the covers are easily removed for cleaning or replacement.

Replacement covers available separately.

[posted by kris]

iBride Stools and Cloud Shelves

iBride, best known for their odd-yet-interesting animal platters and trays, now have a collection of laminate stools that take inspiration from sheep and dogs, or rather, the bottom halves of sheep and dogs. The Cloud Shelves are really something as well, and not just for a kid’s room either.

pictured left to right, top to bottom:
Zelda Basset Stool (also available in red): $360.00, Buy it here.

Nimbus Cloud Shelf: $560.00,
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Cirrus Cloud Shelf (not pictured): $350.00,
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Scotty Stool: $400.00,
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Sultan Red Dog Stool (also available in black): $350.00,
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Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00-$560.00
Availability: Buy iBride Stools and Cloud Shelves here

Sheep by Sam Brown

These sheep might be just the thing to add a little touch of playfulness to a room.

“Born and bred on the Isle of Wight, although the Sheepskin is from New Zealand. Sheep seats make perfect city pets. There’s no need for a garden and these Sheep seats make great occasional seating with fun personalities. Perfect for adults and kids to sit on, and the child sheep can even be used as a footstool.”

Black/Ivory New Zealand sheepskin. Beech-wood legs with rubber “hooves”.

Dimensions: Adult H 64, W x D 61 cm; Child H 40, W x D 35 cm

(Thanks David!)

Purchase Information:

Price: £225.00
Availability: Buy Sheep by Sam Brown here

Holey Stump

These are great. I can see them being used as stools or even as bedside tables. The little nooks could be used for a small book, a remote control, your cell phone, glasses, or any number of things that people like to keep close at night.

Available in aqua, black, green and white.

Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00-$140.00
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Magazine Stool

Part ridiculous, part genius, these magazine straps take your stack of magazines and tether them into some impromptu seating.

[posted by kris]

More information:

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Root & Ceramic Trunk Stool

While one of these is ceramic and the other is an actual lacquered root, they both seem entirely bizarre (as in crazy-good-bizarre) little seating options.

Root Stool (Red), $570.00,
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lacquered root
16″W x 17″H

Ceramic Trunk Stool (White), $225.00, Buy it here.
crème glazed ceramic
14″W x 10″D x 16″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $225.00
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Terra Stool by Roost

The thick wood on top of such (seemingly) spindly iron legs makes for an interesting little stool/table.

“Made from renewable acacia wood atop three sturdy, hand-forged iron legs, these quirky pieces make rustic stools or side tables. Some checking (radial cracking) to be expected. Some assembly is required.”

Dimensions:
Small: 12 1/2″ dia x 14″ h, $130.00
Medium: 12 1/2″ dia x 18 1/2″ h, $150.00
Large: 12 1/2″ dia x 22″ h, $190.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00-$190.00
Availability: Buy Terra Stool by Roost here