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10 Easy Pieces: Classic Modern Wood Stools

Max Bill Ulm Stool

Stools: our nomination for most useful furniture item. Invaluable as impromptu drinks tables, overflow seating at the dinner table, as boosters for rummaging in high cabinets. Here are ten classics:

Max Bill Ulm Stool
Above: The Max Bill Ulm Stool is $370 at Nova68.
Eames Walnut Stool
Above: The Eames Walnut Stool, available in 3 different shapes (shown in Shape C), is $1,295 at Design Within Reach.
Arte Biennale Stool Kari Vitanen Nikari
Above: Designed by Kari Vitanen for Nikari, the Arte Biennale Stool comes in Oak. Contact Danish Design Store for price and ordering information.
Skagerak Fionia Stool Teak Jens Quistgaard
Above: The Skagerak Fionia Stool, designed by Jens Quistgaard, comes in Teak; $336 at Finnish Design Shop.
Vitra Sori Yanagi Butterfly Stool Palisander
Above: The Sori Yanagi Butterfly Stool in palisander wood is $990 at Finnish Design Shop.
Alvar Aalto Aalto Stool 60 Birch
Above: The classic Aalto Stool 60 Birch, designed by Alvar Aalto and first presented in 1933, is $273 at Finnish Design Shop.
Mash Studios LAX Dining Stool
Above: The Mash Studios LAX Dining Stool is $325 at Horne.
Sika Design Charles Dining Stool
Above: The Sika Design Charles Dining Stool is $435 at Danish Design Store.
CH53 Stool
Above: The CH53 Stool shown in oiled oak is $725 at Design Within Reach.
Jens Risom 1943 Risom Stool Knoll
Above: Designed by Jens Risom in 1943, the Risom Stool comes in a range of combinations of woven seat and wood type; $496 at Knoll.

N.B.: This post was originally published on April 1, 2009. We have updated it with new and additional product selections and current pricing.

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