It’s Friday and that means just one thing – FRIDAY FINDS – where I’m sharing things that have grabbed my attention this past week. Say hello to the low stool – no not the kitchen stool or the bar stool. I’m talking about stools that are under 50cm in height. I must admit I’m smitten with a low stool. It’s so versatile. Need a spot to perch? Pull it up. Need a spot to plunk a cuppa? Pull it up. Need a spot to prop up feet? Pull it up. Need a spot to style up some arty books & plants? Pull it up. Maybe most importantly … Need a spot for some wine & nibbles? Pull two together. See what I mean, versatile.
Versatile, doesn’t need to be boring and this week’s Friday Finds proves just that. Check out my latest ‘Friday Finds’ for five fabulous low stools that will make your heart race.
The Fluted Stool by Galvin Brothers
I’ve had a design crush on Galvin Brothers for some time now and a few of their stools. This beauty is * new *, sigh. The Fluted Stool reminds me of fluted columns that I see outside many of the grand Georgian homes around Edinburgh and also resembles my other interior crush (reeded glass). Galvin Brothers hand turns columns of natural oak, walnut or ebonised oak to create the entirely contemporary fluted base. You can stop there or you can opt for a fabric seat in Ivory or Yellow. Bonus: You can also provide your own fabric for a completely custom piece. Price starts at £570
Galvin Brothers are a UK family business making contemporary handcrafted furniture. Described as “Traditional joinery with a disruptive streak”, the company was founded in 2012 and builds off of their father’s 60+ years of joinery & cabinet making. I think its safe to say that timber runs through their veins. Their collection includes tables, sideboards, desks, chairs and their iconic end tables. It’s all about the details and each piece is made by hand. You can visit Galvin Brothers Instagram here and website here.
The Kino Stool by Memo Furniture and designed by Kensaku Oshiro
I always enjoy finding new design companies that instantly inspire me. This is the case with Memo Furniture and the * new * Kino Stool. Balancing clean angles with a simple circular disk, the Kino Stool is understated yet modern. I can easily see it in a contemporary setting or a casual scandi space. Use as a stool or table, Kino also stacks. Available in ash, stained Ash and linoleum top. Starting at $641
Memo Furniture is a Seattle based design company whose vision is to do something memorable that could enrich peoples’ lives. Founded in 2018, Memo is located in the creative Georgetown district which is a mash up of artist studios, design showrooms, light industry and restaurants. The dynamic & pioneering spirit is reflected in the Memo brand. Kensaku Oshiro designed the Kino Stool and is inspired by his upbringing on the Japanese Island of Okinawa and his urban experiences living in Osaka, London and Milan. Memo’s collection includes chairs, sofas, tables, and storage solutions. You can follow Memo’s instagram here and their website here.
The Moor Stool by Lisa Allegra
Described as a balance between functional and sculptural, the * new * Moor stool is truly a work of art. French Ceramist Lisa Allegra’s Moor stool with its curves is sensual and simply magnificient. You must watch @_lisaallegra_ stories to see how she creates Moor from hand sculpting the clay, to sanding, painting and delicately placing it in to kilm to fire at 1250 degrees! Made from clay and available in white sandstone and carob, the price is available upon request. Photo by @hebdomania.
Lisa studied furniture design at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. She creates unique pieces that are shaped by hand and is best known for her vases, dishware and mugs. The Moor collection also includes plant pots, tables and lamps. She is co-founder of BCN Clay Studio and counts the iconic Merci Paris as one of her partners where you can purchase her mugs & dishware. She is definitely one to watch! You can follow Lisa on Instagram here and view her website here.
The Cork Stool by Vitra, designed by Jasper Morrison
An icon in the design world, Vitra is a go-to for stools and just about every other piece of furniture too. Their range is vast with different styles and materials. The Cork Stool was launched in 2004 (yes, 16 years ago) and includes 5 different designs. My pick is Model E with its slight curves balances playful & serious vibes. Spoiler alert, it is made from cork making it both lightweight and durable. Price £370
Vitra is a family run business based in Switzerland whose mission is to create innovative products & concepts with great designers. The designer Jasper Morrison is known for thinking outside the box and is one of the most successful industrial designers of the past few decades. He partners with Naoto Fukasawa and coined the term “super normal” of understated, useful and responsible design. You can view Vitra’s instagram here and their website here.
The Sofia Stool by Graham and Green
A velvet covered stool with a touch of brass detail can add a touch of glamour to any space. The Sofia Stool has been a key part of Graham & Green’s furniture line for some time now and is also available as an ottoman. Yes! Available in a bold coral or teal as well as understated grey and blush. Priced at £150
Graham & Green is an independent family business founded in 1974. Their love of traveling & exploring are an essential aspect of their business and reflected in their collections. As a much loved UK interior brand, they operate online as well as stores in Bath, Primrose Hill, Nottinghill, the flagship store in Bayswater and a warehouse outlet in Chippenham. You can view Graham & Green’s instagram here and their website here.
So … tell me … which low stool is your favourite? Which room would you use it in and how would you style it? Do have a favourite stool, share it with me!
And that is a wrap on today’s Friday Finds. Have a fabulous weekend everyone and as always – thank you – for visiting and reading today’s blog. I really appreciate it.