One shouldn’t underestimate stools. This humble furniture occupies minimum space and are super portable. It perfectly merges with any interior and just fits literally everywhere. Discover some beautiful nothing-but-predictable furniture for the modern homes that redefine the concept of extra seating.
Just as its name suggests, the Tie Stool by Stuttgart-based designer Deniz Aktay is comprised of three bent plywood strips that are “tied,” or rather locked into each other to form a tripod form.
Each of the plywood strips is fabricated using high pressure and temperatures that cause the plywood to bend and retain its shape. After that, the pieces are cut and finished to make them interlock into one another to create a comfortable seat to rest on.
The three strips are in fact composed of six parts, which means the entire stool can potentially be flat-packed to be shipped to its lucky owners. The stool is also stackable, which makes it a great space-saver for small apartments.
The simultaneously playfool and stylish Drum Stool by Portuguese Teixeira Design Studio boasts rounded trimmed surfaces of cork and slim wooden legs that seamlessly blend into the grooves of the seat. The stool’s stackable design allows for a secure stack that stays in place, making it safe and functional. Upgrade your home with the modern and functional Drum stool.
The cork seat is comfortable and inviting, and provides grip while handling. But the main reason why the designer has opted for this material is because it rates high on sustainability.
Just like all good stool designs, the Drum stool is stackable, so one can stack them up one on top of the other to store them away when not in use.
Swedish furniture brand Fogia has teamed up with French designer Inga Sempé to launch a collection of wooden stools that come in three different heights to suit a diverse range of interiors, from domestic to hospitality contexts.
Aptly named Tripot, the minimal design features a triangular seat, three legs and curved crossbar that are made with great attention to detail using traditional woodworking techniques. The exquisite lightweight stools are available in the choice of two types of wood – natural ash and black lacquer.
The Emergency Stool is the epitome of additional seating a good stool should provide. Created by New York City based design partnership CANVAS in collaboration with Nik Bentel Studio, it aims to provide a solution for unexpected guests or impromptu situations without adding to the clutter.
The flat-packed design comprises a plywood frame, coated in a natural stain finish, with dimensions aligning with typical art posters, so it can be placed on a wall like a work of art without occupying extra floor space. In case of an emergency when the user needs to provide seating to unexpected guests, the stool can be assembled out of four red-painted pieces in a matter of seconds, showcasing efficiency and simplicity in design.