1, The Double Zero Collection by Architect David Adjaye for Moroso is a study of form and an exploration of the primary composition required to support the body in space. Beginning with two circular supports – ‘Double Zero’ (the seat and the back) -the chair is enclosed in a series of metal loops that suspend the two elements, so that they appear to float.The upholstered cushions are held within rings of tubular stainless steel, which is also bent to form a supporting frame of sleigh-type legs and optional arms.Finished in chrome, the metal is also used to form a square element spanning the gap between the legs of the chair, bracing the structure and providing a footrest. The design is also doubled up to form a small two-seater sofa, with the pair of pads placed side by side and joined where the metal hoops touch. The metal frames are available in a range of colors, and upholstery options will include plain and patterned fabrics as well as leather.
2, Nuns by Ron Arad for Moroso. A stool made using strips of tempered steel connected using butterfly nuts, which have been positioned to gradually discharge the tension of the seat. Ideal for long conversations.
3, The Pirkka range was designed by Tapiovaara in 1955 – 1962 primarily for homes. The Pirkka series is a simple yet elegant collection of chairs, stools, benches and tables. The first product in the series was the Pirkka stool that was intended for cooling off after the sauna. Tapiovaara was a great admirer of Finnish rustic furniture and Pirkka is his modern interpretation of them. Seat stained solid pine, frame black stained solid birch. Produced by Artek.
4, The creation of young design duo, Enrico Fratesi and Stine Gam, the Beetle stool is inspired by the shape, shell and structure of the insect. GamFratesi found the anatomy of the beetle very interesting; the structure is made up of different plates separated by thin sutures, and it is this external shell that supports and protects the animal’s body. All these elements are perfectly linked and work in a fascinating way. The design of the stool reinterprets the characteristic elements of the beetles’ body: rigid on the outside and soft within, while maintaining comfort and functionality, and is updated from the chair design to a new stool height which makes it perfect for breakfast bars. The seat and back of the Beetle chair are created using laminated molded veneer. The stool is upholstered in luxurious rich navy velvet, while the non-stackable base with conical legs is crafted from steel with a brass finish.
5, Soshun by Masanori Umeda for Edra. Flower shaped stool with slanted stem to form the bearing support. The cozy seat is padded with polyurethane foam and upholstered in velvet. The structure is intentionally lightweight, in metal tube.
6, Ella by Jacopo Foggini for Edra is an Armchair in polycarbonate, entirely made by hand. The petals with transparent and shaded colors mix green and blue.
7, Grafite, the new outdoor seat by Benoît Convers for Ibride. As if it were carved from a mineral block, the lightly faceted seat from the Grafite stool sits on top of an extra thin base, creating a perfectly graphic line. The ibride signature on its openwork design allows for a subtle game of perception on the timeless nature of its silhouette, giving an allusion of either robustness or lightness, depending on the chosen perspective. The natural shape of the seat gives it, above all else, a real ergonomic comfort with two height adjustments. The density of its anthracite material, with a half-sedimentary and half-burnt wood aspect, guarantees durability and weather resistance, for a lasting indoor/outdoor dual-use.
8, Officina by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Magis. Stool in wrought iron, galvanized or cataphoretically treated and painted in polyester with glass fiber added (suitable for outdoor use) or in polypropylene covered in premium-grade leather.
9, Vasilev + Desalto. An all-oriental inspiration. IKE collection that stems from an all-oriental inspiration: Ike, in fact, stands for Ikebana. Fascinated by the ancient art of the Japanese masters, the designer Victor Vasilev has created a stool that reintroduces an interesting contrast—typical of this technique—between the luxuriant freedom of nature and the essential and rigorous forms in which it is contained.
10, Bar stools are often designed as part of a family of chairs. The Zeb Stool, by contrast, was designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby to full fill the specific purpose of a bar stool: every individual component is precisely developed in the best quality for its designated function. All of its parts – seat and swivel mount made of die-cast aluminum, powder-coated column sleeve, chrome-plated gas spring, footrest and base plate – are precisely coordinated down to the smallest details. Thus they not only serve their individual purpose, but also are joined together in an elegant, unified whole of the highest quality. The bar stool has a height-adjustable swivel seat. The sleeve of the column comes in various colors, and the seat is available in different versions: in solid wood; covered in leather with either thin padding or softer upholstery; in pliable plastic with a short backrest; or with a vault-style ‘gym’ seat. The name Zeb refers to Zebedee, the twirling jack-in-the-box character from the BBC children’s television series ‘The Magic Roundabout’. Vitra
11, Mathieu Matégot’s organic forms and lightness of touch create a sense of joy and the ground breaking and innovative techniques that he applied resulted in unique aesthetics and, above all, contemporary designs. Today, Matégot’s designs are equally fit for the purpose as when they were originally conceived, and his legendary designs are both timeless and classic. The stool is made of perforated metal sheet and welded on a four-legged metal frame. Gubi
12, The Leroy Collection features two unique and very sculptural designs: The Aoyama Table and the A3 stool. Aoyama, a district in Tokyo famous for its fashion houses, restaurants and interesting shops, is where Paul Leroy found his inspiration for the Aoyama table. The inspiration for the stool frame is the letter ‘A’ while the dimension of the seat matches a sheet of A3 paper. Gubi
13, Nizza by Diesel creative Team, is a stool in copper varnished aluminum structure. Nizza in vintage, industrial look is the archetype of the traditional bistro chair. Lovely patina effect of the old-looking cooper finish! This lightweight chair, made of aluminum, is suitable for both inside and outdoor use. The famous clothing company Diesel is expanding to interiors now… This collection of furniture in a rock, industrial, vintage look is a combination of the great creativity of Diesel’s creative team and Moroso’s production. Inspired by the underground music and urban world, Successful Living plays with fashion trends and perfectly reflects the spirit of Diesel: an underground, ironic and creative style.
14, The H stool HGD with backrest H 75 cm by Tolix is made from raw steel with a varnished finish. This stool is the perfect item for unexpected guests or any situation when you need an extra seat for any purpose. This bar stool is 75 cm high and proves essential for many tasks and moments in daily life. Thanks to the H stool HGD with backrest H 75 cm raw steel varnished you can easily add an extra place at your kitchen counter and have guests sit comfortably. Metalworker Xavier Pauchard not only brought the art of galvanizing steel to France but also took the process to the next level by creating the Marais A Chair (1934), as well as a selection of stools. The quintessential cafe collection, Tolix was both elegant and robust enough to grace the decks of the S.S. Normandie ocean liner, and 80 years after the company was founded, the Tolix name is recognized worldwide as best-in-class furniture. All Tolix furniture is still made in Autun, the same Burgundy town where the company first began. Slight surface abrasions and markings are characteristic of the material and part of its hardworking machine aesthetic. The H stool HGD with backrest H 75 cm raw steel varnished is stackable and entirely made in France. Its raw steel finish will add a touch of industrial quirkiness to your interiors, while guaranteeing top quality and durability. Its unique design has become over time a must-have in households of any kind and not only, since this item is perfect for use in contract and Horeca contexts as well as in residential ones. Use the H stool HGD with backrest H 75 cm raw steel varnished in your kitchen or dining area for a dashing effectthat will leave your guests in awe of your style.
15, The wooden rocket stool is a design by Eero Aarnio for Artek from 1995. He originally designed the stool with the rounded shapes for his own kitchen. The simple, sturdy stool with three legs for kitchen, bar, etc. ismade out of oak and is available in a soaped version or in white or black paint. The Artek Rocket stool is 73 cm high and there is also a lower version: the Artek Baby Rocket stool.
16, Alvar Aalto designed Artek’s high chair K65 in 1935. The chair features birch legs and a low back made of bent birch plywood. K65 is a timeless classic that will charm in any home and office.
17, The Koki chair is a robust stacking chair designed by Pocci and Dondoli for Desalto. The steel internal frame of the Koki is in-mold coated in polyurethane and matt embossed in a range of 7 colors finishes. Legs in conic shaped steel with square section.
18, The Perching Stool family of comfortable stools by Artifort is for flexible use, and ideal for our healthier, mobile lives. Hand-stitched leather saddles over a simple wire frame, make for friendly, helpful companions to any occasional seated situation. ‘We wanted to design a series of stools we could use in our own projects, the ones we find hard to source,’ explains Ilse Crawford, Founder of Studioilse. ‘Useful pieces that settle back into their surroundings, but can be pulled together to create casual, occasional spaces. The materiality, colors, leather and dimensions were all carefully considered to be adaptable to their environment and the changing ways that we live.’ ‘The fine linear structure is important,’ adds Oscar Peña, Co-Principal of Studioilse, ‘we wanted the physical lightness and movability of the chair to be translated visually. We designed the frame with continuous lines and soft curves so the finished piece is like drawing. The supple leather compliments the organic structure and gives warmth, comfort and tactility.’
19, Alvar Aalto first designed The Aalto Model 64 kitchen/bar stool in 1933. Taller in stature, this stool feature a natural birch frame accented by a colorful red linoleum seat surface. Perfect for high top tables and bars counters the stool also features a sturdy birch rail footrest for added comfort. Available in a variety of colors, own one or several of these time-tested stools. Made in Finland by Artek. Ships unassembled.
20, ‘Special is generally less useful than normal’: this statement sums up Jasper Morrison’s guiding principle for creating designs that are not extraordinary but rather ‘super normal’ and – just like HAL – that show deference to the dictates of daily life. With HAL, he has reinterpreted the multifunctional shell chair and created a versatile family of chairs with a clean contemporary look. The shape of the seat shell provides great freedom of movement in a variety of sitting positions – even sideways or astride the chair. Vitra
21, The NERD chair is a modern Nordic take on the iconic all-wood chair that effortlessly reflects its classic Scandinavian design heritage. The seamless integration of the NERD’s back and seat is a unique feature providing both enhanced comfort and an inviting personal look. Crafted with the highest quality materials, the NERD chair provided the winning design for the Muuto Talent Awards 2010. Nerd chair is designed by David Geckeler.
22, The Visu barstool by Mika Tolvanen is an ergonomic and functional bar stool with a timeless and recognizable profile. Form pressed veneer wood gives the shell of the chair its characteristic shape and creates visible lines and patterns in the surface, complementing the design. The Visu barstool is long lasting with a durable footrest in steel and ideal for both professional and private interiors.
23, with the mission of creating a shell chair with a more unified look that would stand as one cohesive unit, Simon Legald has created the Form Chair for Normann Copenhagen. To achieve this seamless, integrated look, a new and innovative solution for gathering the seat with the legs has been developed. The molded plastic seat and frame of oak, walnut or steel are naturally integrated with the seat using a unique cup system. The plastic seat and wood or steel legs meet elegantly, accentuating the high quality craftsmanship of the design. Form is an armless modern chair with a minimalistic expression. With a simple and contemporary design Form Chair has a soft and welcoming silhouette and a distinctly residential look. The legs appear almost as if they are growing out of the shell. This gives the design flexibility and makes it possible to vary the frame in a great number of ways, accommodating a vast number of interiors. The Form Chairs have great back support and provide freedom of movement. The strong materials and contoured shape ensures a comfortable seating experience. Combined with a clean design that makes Form a flexible and functional chair for any room as an office chair, a dining chair or occasional chair.
24, Bellevie – the beautiful life! This is what the Fermob Bellevie Collection embodies in perfection, with its harmonious proportions and soft forms. The established Parisian Design Studio Pagnon ET Pelhaître designed the Bellevie Collection for Fermob. Thus the French way of life comes by itself: during the design process it was important, that the Bellevie is already visually transporting a warm atmosphere and joy. Fermob manufactures the low Bellevie stool in aluminum. The outdoor specialist Fermob uses materials that are high protection treated for outdoor use and which have a UV resistant powder coating.
25, Magis Tom and Jerry stools are very cool and cartoon inspired adjustable barstools from designer Konstantin Grcic, a wooden construction features a beech wood screw mechanism and polypropylene colored accents. The Tom stool is the taller of the two, but both give a playful edge to any room.
26, The Magis Steelwood Stool is a contemporary and stylish design from Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. The Steelwood Bar Stool features a steel frame juxtaposed with solid wooden beech legs. The contrast of materials works well together to create a visually stunning stool. Available in a selection of color combinations.
27, Magis Déjà-vu Stool. When his Déjà-vu stools were first shown, Naoto Fukasawa was upset because people sat on them. Another designer pointed out that this was a good thing, and the concept of “super normal”—pieces that “add something to the atmosphere of our homes and that we’d miss the most if they disappeared”—was born. Simple, elemental, comfortable—the Déjà-vu stool is fashioned from extruded aluminum.
28, The Stool_One looks at first glance like it might not be the most comfortable place to sit. But it is comfortable, and perched on the cantilevered seat, you feel completely secure. Designer Konstantin Grcic envisioned this seat as more void than solid, using the least material for the most “Wow!” And he made it clear complement to his Chair_One and Table_One designs. Magis
29, Magis S.S.S.S. Stool. Philippe Starck’s S.S.S.S. Stool exemplifies the designer’s notion that usefulness comes in many forms—function, beauty, humor, and surprise, to name a few. By this definition, his barstool, made entirely from stainless steel, is infinitely practical—a design that piques your curiosity and entices you to sit. In the S.S.S.S. Stool, Philippe Starck achieves his signature combination of elegance and whimsy. As with all of his beautifully useful designs, Starck’s barstool delights with a surprising quality—it’s made entirely of stainless steel—and a quirky name—Sweet Stainless Steel Stool, shortened to S.S.S.S. The stool swivels and features a pneumatic lift beneath the seat, which intuitively adjusts to the height and weight of the sitter.
30, The Tibu barstool is a re working of the adjustable gas lift stool first introduced by Magis in 1997. It is the first collaboration between Magis and Norwegian design duo Anderssen and Voll. It seamlessly incorporates the gas piston into the flowing design; the release button is hidden under the seat. “Its just what it needs to be, hard at the foot, tactile at the button and soft at the seat” says the designers Andersson and Voll. The frame is made from lacquered steel and the seat is polyurethane with a matching fabric cover.
31, Eva Paster and Michael Geldmacher, also known as Neuland Industriedesign, were not satisfied with having won the Interior Innovation Award 2015, a prestigious prize awarded by the German Design Council, for their Sharky chair. They went back to their studio and immediately thought about how to extend their collection. And here is the result: two stools in two heights with seats in different shapes. The two sinuous stools, which, despite their predominantly narrow lines, are an extremely durable product. The high stool entirely replicates the seat of the chair and becomes a comfortable bar stool, whereas the low stool has a different seat, shortened for a more harmonious overall effect. The two fin-shaped coupling elements between the frame and the base clearly remain on the rear part; a technical detail that is the key characteristic of the project. These two versatile stools can be used in the home or as a distinguishing feature of a project at a restaurant, bar or hotel. The designer’s idea is to develop a modern and contemporary design, where technology blends with constant contact with nature and its materials. They are two unique projects, which also focus on easy maintenance and cleaning. Kristalia
32, Rama is a stackable stool: the structure is also available in a padded version, upholstered either entirely or at the front in a choice of high-quality Kvadrat fabrics, allowing many color combinations to be created with the frames. Designed by Ramos- Bassols for Kristalia.
33, Smooth and continuous lines make this padded stool a picture of simplicity while a light inner layer of polyurethane foam provides unmatchable softness. This stool was designed to provide a perfect complement to the Joko family and pairs with both the Joko chair and the Joko chair with armrests. The stool is available in two heights and is upholstered in the fabric of your choice. Textile options include: Kvadrat Divina Melange, Lazio 2, Scuba, Marimekko, and Extrema/au. Fabric is cut and sewn like a tailored suit with zippers for easy removal. Thoughtfully designed and lovingly made, the tailoring matches the care taken to ensure that your Joko padded stool is designed and produced with attention to detail and a passion for good design. A special logo with the signature of the designer emphasizes the care taken with this made-in-Italy product. Designed by Bartoli design for Kristalia
34, The Kekke series brings refined sophistication to any room. With its curved edges, the table has been specially designed with casual dining in mind. Its sleek steel foot is in chic contrast to its slim top, providing a uniquely stylish and elegant dining experience. The combination of exquisite leather or fabric and cool powder-coated steel makes the Kekke chair a timeless Piet Boon icon. Sturdy yet elegant, the understated richness of fabrics, materials and a sophisticated color palette, brings classic comfort to any dining room.
35, XQ1 43 Bar chair by Royal Botania. Frame in fully grown teak, which is harvested in accordance with the strictest environmental standards. The reason for its generally commended durability is the high levels of natural oils contains. The resulting minimal moisture absorption prevents warping which gives it great stability. Moreover, the wood is extremely resistant to the influences of chemicals, as well as against attacks by vermin. The seat is in Batyline, a woven polyester fiber protected by PVC coating. This coating guarantees exceptional resistance to climatic conditions and UV exposure. The fact there is not moisture absorption results in quick-drying action, little sensitivity to staining, and simplicity in cleaning.