In modern design, the stool can be the most versatile piece of seating for the home or commercial setting. Stools fit everyone, anywhere, and can inject fun and functionality into a space. Whether utilized as a perch at the kitchen counter or as a comfortable spot to sip spirits with friends at the hotel bar, stools are objects of both purpose and beauty. This week, we’re featuring five exciting stool designs that are currently sitting at the top of our must-have list.
GUBI and GamFratesi have reimagined their landmark Beetle design in 3D veneer, giving it a bold, new expression, further emphasizing its status as an archetypal design. The veneer elevates the already-beautiful blueprint of the Beetle Stool and introduces the dynamic juxtaposition between wood and upholstery. Veneer shell available in semi matte lacquered American walnut and semi matte lacquered oak. Available with conic or wood base.
Läufer and Keichel
Light and minimalist, the Okito Stool excudes a quiet sophistication, a cornerstone of the entire Okito collection. With a commitment to expert construction, quality materials, and supreme functionality, Zeitraum has created the ideal stool. The Okito Stool is a perfect option for bar settings in both residential and commercial environments, and due to its versatility, works well in interiors of many different milieus. Seat available in oak, matte oak, oak color stain, or American walnut.
Jaime Hayon
The Catch Stool is part of Jaime Hayon’s playful Catch Series. It adds unmatched comfort through high-quality upholstery and a shell whose armrests warmly envelope whoever is seated in it. The design’s flowing curves create a soft silhouette, while its understated nature allows it to blend into virtually any space. As one of the most influential creators of the last decade, the stool signifies everything we adore about Jaime Hayon and the entire Catch series.
Mel Smilow
It’s no secret that we’re head-over-heels for Smilow Furniture, and the Woven Leather stool is yet another beautiful design in their collection. Showcasing a woven leather seat and back accompanied by a solid hardwood frame, the Woven Leather stool is an extension of the archive of designs of Mel Smilow and exemplifies the unmatched stylishness of mid-century design. The high-grade leather is available in black, chocolate brown, navy, red, british tan, or caramel.

Craig Bassam and Scott Fellows
The BassamFellow Circular Stool has an agile floating presence. With a base made from circular sections of plated steel tubing, the legs are bent to the tightest possible radius for elegance and sophistication. Circular stanchions elevate the upholstered seat creating the appearance of exceptional lightness. Available in dining, counter, and bar heights, the stool’s minimalist design compliments any setting. Base available in powdercoated satin nickel, satin brass, or bronze.