Update: Originally $495 from MoMA, this stool is now on sale for $299.95 ($269.95 for members).
While it could be said that the price is rather dear for a simple stool, the colors are delightful, and the added ‘handle’ does add a playful sort of functionality. It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but the stool is actually covered in felt, which gives it that soft surface look and feel.
“The Handle family of stools, by Fernando Brizio, are joyful, cartoonish creations that impress by both their simplicity and sheer brilliance. Fernando Brizio is well known for his colourful, eccentric style, and the Handle doesn’t shy away from that premise. While staying faithful to his trademark, Brizio kept his ground on safe domain, choosing very sensibly for the lines that would compose the base of the Handle, made of an easy-on-the-hand fabric that lends refinement and a hand-sewn look. The choice of colours was not random either, a point made when, for instance, you place a purple Handle under different settings of lighting and it ranges from its original colour to a deep blue. “
Originally posted Nov 2, 2009.Available from MoMA Store, 299.95.