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Modern Furniture Focus: Stools

Looking for new discreet seating options in your home? Take a look at these eight noteworthy and functional stools.

Kingston barstools

Kingstown Barstools


Each Kingstown barstool is made from sustainably harvested hardwood sourced from forests in the Midwest and on the East Coast. The stool’s production marries traditional handcrafting techniques and modern machining methods, and the structural cross between the legs is made from castoffs and remnants of Studio Dunn’s other products.

Poet Stool by Misewell

Poet Stool


Made in Milwaukee from locally harvested walnut and assembled with old-school mortise and tenon joints, Misewell’s Poet Stool keeps it current with powder-coated recycled steel footrests.

industrial furniture pieces

Spring Stool

Give the wooden seat of the Spring stool from Osher's debut collection a twist as you would the head of a screw, and its height adjusts accordingly.

spindkle stool

Spindle Stool

The Spindle stool—made from Andiroba wood—was turned on a lathe traditionally used for making lamps in Barbados. Part of Love, Freedom, Flow, the debut collection from the New Caribbean Design initiative pairs indigenous designers and craft manufacturers to support and modernize the artisan trade.

POD SCP Ulrik stool by Alex Hellum

Ulrik Stool


This pert perch by Alex Hellum takes the silhouette of a classic stool and tweaks it, just a bit, folding the seat up and ever so slightly around your posterior.


POD Aluhocker Aluminum Stool schindlersalmeron

Aluhocker Aluminum Stool


What's black and white and smooth all over? This cool stool by Swiss furniture designers schindlersalemerón. Composed of three sheets of powder coated aluminum, it's also light and stackable, a sleek little addition to any room in the house.

Blue chair with cork seat and metal legs

Boet Stool


A cork seat supported by metal legs pays homage to a bird's nest. Handily, boet means just that in the studio's native Swedish.

rian rta stool semigood

Rian RTA


Seattle design studio Semigood proves yet again that their work is never too cool for stool. The cantilevered Rian RTA is fully customizable—select your timber, color of powder-coated aluminum legs, and height—and arrives ready to assemble.