From Ocean Scraps Seating to Teetering Furniture

By: Courtney Scharf - Published: Jul 25, 2012
These spectacularly offbeat stools reflect how much change has been happening in the word of home design.

Though a return to the traditional has been occurring, there's no denying that bizarre and eye-catching designs have appeal of their own. Stools, as a form of seating, tend to have fairly simplistic structural design, but embellishments offer plenty of room for fun and creativity. From using unorthodox materials to bringing in some unexpected themes, like the solar system, designers are unbridled when it comes to these pieces.

Because these are fairly small furniture pieces, buyers may feel that they can be more expressive through stools. In any case, glazing through the hoards of offbeat designs out there is an undeniably guilty pleasure.