The ultimate multi-purpose piece of furniture for the modern home, think seat, side table, step-ladder to plant stand!
1 Beautiful Basic The ‘Frosta’ stool in birch, £8, Ikea
2 High Street Hit ‘Ardleigh’ milking stool made of Elm, £95, The White Company
3 Design Classic The ‘Butterfly’ stool designed in 1954 by Sori Yanagi for Vitra (available in maple plywood, as below, or a dark Pantos Palisander). £479, Heal’s.
4 New Design Icon ‘Flip Around’ tray-table-stool in light ash by Norm Architects for Menu, £174, Nest
5 Investment Buy The ‘Dot’ stool with leather seat, originally designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1954 for Fritz Hansen. Reissued in 2016. £210, Twentytwentyone
6 Blow the Budget The ‘LC9’ stool was conceived by Charlotte Perriand for her own apartment in Paris in 1927. In its present-day configuration, the stool has a chromed steel frame (in black or chrome) and many different versions for the seat: from cream coloured towelling to saddle leather and the classic Indian cane seat. Re-issued by Cassina in 1973. From £570. Chaplins
7 The Editor’s Pick! The ‘Tabouret Solvay’ stool designed in 1941 by Jean Prouvé for Vitra. Available in oak, smoked oak and American walnut. £489, TwentyTwentyOne.
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