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100 Unconventional Stool Designs

From Vibrant Scribbled Stools to Coiled Rope Chairs

— March 30, 2013 — Eco
Furniture designers have been coming up with the most unlikely stool designs.

There are stools that are designed to make use out of almost anything. The DIY stool maker, for instance, is an adjustable buckle that holds anything the user puts inside it in a way that it functions as a stool. Similarly, there is a stool that uses coiled ropes as a seating solution.

Even if you are not interested in recyclable or DIY techniques with your seating, you are still in more than good luck to find the stool that suits you and your personality the best.

There are a number of stool designs that are especially intricate in design. However, a very noticeable theme in the making of these pieces have been the use of minimalist elements that offer functional practices.
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Architectural Asymmetrical Seats
Architectural Asymmetrical Seats
The Madame Expansee Stool is an Abstract, Scaled-Down Creation
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Thumbtack-Inspired Seating
Thumbtack-Inspired Seating
The Pushpin Cork by COOIMA is Inspired by a Common Stationery
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Plushy Quilted Perches
Plushy Quilted Perches
Softline Stools Offer Deceptively Stable Support for Their Sitters
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97
Warped-Legged Seats
Warped-Legged Seats
The Twist-Grille Stool is Inspired by Traditional Taiwanese Windows
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96
Punctual Disciplinary Perches
Punctual Disciplinary Perches
Give Your Child Time to Reflect With the Time Out Timer Stool
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95
Ocean Scraps Seating
Ocean Scraps Seating
The Sea Chair is Made of Man's Pollution to Produce Eco Perches
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Angular African-Inspired Seating
Angular African-Inspired Seating
The BAN Stool by Hector Esrawe Has a Cultural Impact
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Net-Textured Ottomans
Net-Textured Ottomans
The Panier Stool is a Modern Adaptation of an Ancient Craft
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Mismatched Color Seating
Mismatched Color Seating
Stool 60 by Artek is Re-Released to Celebrate 80th Anniversary
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Fish Skin Stools
Fish Skin Stools
'CRAFTICA' by Formafantasma Turns Leftover Animal Odds and Ends into Art
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Undulating Cylindrical Seating
Undulating Cylindrical Seating
The Wave Stool Seems to Buckle Fluidly Beneath the Sitter's Weight
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Cork-Inspired Seating
Cork-Inspired Seating
Manuel Welsky's SCRW Stool is Playfully Height Adjustable
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Seat-Sliding Stools
Seat-Sliding Stools
The Poh Liang Hock 'Hold Chair' Makes Cleaning Under the Table Easy
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87
Bird Sanctuary Stools
Bird Sanctuary Stools
Note Design Studio Takes Its Design From a Bird's Nest
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Industrial Tulip Seating
Industrial Tulip Seating
The Serif Stool Has a Graceful Beauty One Might Not Expect of Metal
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Dumbbell-Like Seating
Dumbbell-Like Seating
The Meme Stool by Streng Looks Heavy but is Lightweight
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Hypothermia-Fighting Stools
Hypothermia-Fighting Stools
The Kalha Heater Can Be Used as a Seat and Stove
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Woodland Creature Seating
Woodland Creature Seating
The Bambi Chair is an Adorable Addition to a Cottage Home
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Mod Pedestal Stools
Mod Pedestal Stools
Kale by Mario Ferrarini is Simple and Sophisticated
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Burst Pipe Seating
Burst Pipe Seating
Studio Dreimann's Ike Stool is Sleek
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80
Whimsical Spider Seating
Whimsical Spider Seating
The Quirky Milli Stool Takes an Arachnid Form with a Single Missing Leg
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Vibrant Futuristic Seating
Vibrant Futuristic Seating
The Skout Stool by Isaac Krady is Perfect for Children and Adults
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Whimsical Wonderland Seating
Whimsical Wonderland Seating
Have Fun While Sitting with the UM Project Milking Stool
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Diced Dowel Tables
Diced Dowel Tables
These Chopped Tables Have Surfaces Made Entirely of Severed Sticks
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Playful Plywood Stools
Playful Plywood Stools
The Woodini by Bakery is a Piece of Avant-Garde Home Decor
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Sleek Insect-Like Seating
Sleek Insect-Like Seating
The Millipede Bar Chair Features a Future-Friendly Design
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Coiled Rope Chairs
Coiled Rope Chairs
The Doug Johnston Two Stools Furniture Collection is Comfortable and Durable
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Subtly Winged Seating
Subtly Winged Seating
The Pilot Stool by Quinze & Milan is at Once Glossy and Matte
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Playfully Roped Poufs
Playfully Roped Poufs
The Lace Footstool by Benjamin Graindorge is Inspired by Japanese Wrappings
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Homeless Object Seating
Homeless Object Seating
Designer Joost Gehem Creates Stools Out of Dead People's Belongings
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Subtly Twisted Seating
Subtly Twisted Seating
Yenhao Chen's Grille Chair is Inspired by Taiwan's Landscape
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Page-Saving Perches
Page-Saving Perches
The BookMark Stool is the Perfect Paperback Stash for Your Current Reads
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68
Wound Wire Storage Stools
Wound Wire Storage Stools
Heavy Rabbit is a Sturdy Place to Sit and to Stash Your Stacks of Books
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Skinny Brightly-Streaked Seats
Skinny Brightly-Streaked Seats
The Shipley & Halmos Art Stool is Simple and Decorative
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Playful Piggybacking Chairs
Playful Piggybacking Chairs
The Paul Menand Modest Stool is Covertly Designed
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Animalistic Two-Footed Tables
Animalistic Two-Footed Tables
'Pig on the Wings' is a Series of Playful Multipurpose Furnishings
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Colorful Grate Seating
Colorful Grate Seating
Melissa Godoy Nieto's Tulipa Stool is Simply and Vibrantly Assembled
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Minimalist Rocking Stools
Minimalist Rocking Stools
This Rocking Stool by Fabsie Will Rock at Any Level You Tell it to
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Wooden Screwlike Seats
Wooden Screwlike Seats
The Vitae Stools by Riva 1920 Give Furnishings a Fun Twist
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Reversible Stools
Reversible Stools
The Cross Seating Design Lets Users Customize Their Seat
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60
Bright Swiveling Stools
Bright Swiveling Stools
The Atelier Chair is Sleek
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Springy Wooden Seats
Springy Wooden Seats
The Rattatan Stool by Wiktoria Szawiel Sports an Atypical Weaved Pattern
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Serving Tray Furnishings
Serving Tray Furnishings
The Ottoman and Coffee Table with Handles Deliver Domestic Flexibility
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Handbag-Hanging Stools
Handbag-Hanging Stools
The Bronco Stool Features a Saddle Upon Which You Can Hang Your Belongings
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Upside-Down Basket Stools
Upside-Down Basket Stools
The Emu Ivy Pouf is an Outdoor Seat, Ottoman and Light Fixture
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Vibrant Scribbled Stools
Vibrant Scribbled Stools
The Wired Stump Outdoor Furniture by Peter Jakubik Looks 90s-Inspired
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Sophisticated Stackable Seats
Sophisticated Stackable Seats
The Grant Wood 'Milking Stool' Is Easy to Use and Easier to Store
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Saucer-Embedded Furniture
Saucer-Embedded Furniture
The Tea for One Table by DESIGNK is Cute and Quirky
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Multicolored Crocheted Seating
Multicolored Crocheted Seating
Saree Bench & Stools Have Cushions Made of Ecclectic Braided Fabric
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Repurposed Streetlamp Seats
Repurposed Streetlamp Seats
Statthocker Stools Treat Eco-Unfriendly Objects to Eco-Friendly Reuse
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Pressured Plywood Seating
Pressured Plywood Seating
Michael Blumfeld's Trizin Stool Collection Revolves Around Wedges
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Matrimony-Inspired Furniture
Matrimony-Inspired Furniture
DEDE DextrousDesign's Wedding Stool Marries Wood and Metal
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Wooden Wingspan Seating
Wooden Wingspan Seating
This Bent Plywood Stool Embodies an Avian Lightness
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Drumlike Stools
Drumlike Stools
Christian Kayser's Syn-Kraft Furniture is Minimalist and Wiry
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Faux Fabric Stools
Faux Fabric Stools
Stitching Concrete is Designed to Be Deceptively Indestructible
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Tectonic Tripod Perches
Tectonic Tripod Perches
Hoc Stools Feature Seats Made from the Merging of Each of Their Legs
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Wiry Arched Seating
Wiry Arched Seating
The Dome Stool by Studio Toer Looks Delicate but is Strong
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Soft Interior Stumps
Soft Interior Stumps
The Woodmoss Collection Includes a Selection of Hybrid Stools
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Solid Bucket Seating
Solid Bucket Seating
The Hug Stool by Emo Design Can Be Playfully Picked Up and Repositioned
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Three-Legged Bowls
Three-Legged Bowls
Buddy by Bao-Nghi Droste is a Hybrid Dish and Sitting Object, Acting as a Table
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Blow Up Steel Stools
Blow Up Steel Stools
Puff! Inflatable Metal Furniture by Moran Barmaper is Playfully Bloated
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Decoupage-Like Seating
Decoupage-Like Seating
The Fase #3 Stool by Bernardita Marambio B. is Eco-Friendly
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Illuminated Saddle Seating
Illuminated Saddle Seating
The Mush Armada Stool Explores the Limits of its Materiality
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Donut-shaped Seating
Donut-shaped Seating
The Ru-Ju Stool by Yu-Fen Lo Was Inspired by the Ancient Jade Coin
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Starkly Minimalist Furniture
Starkly Minimalist Furniture
Ferdinand Kramer Furniture is a Throwback to the 20s and 50s
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Drum-Inspired Seating
Drum-Inspired Seating
The Rope Stool by Minki Kim Was Modeled After Traditional Korean Instrument
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DIY Stool Makers
DIY Stool Makers
TheStooler by Andreu Carulla Studio Lets You Create a Stool Out of Anything
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Backside-Sculpted Seating
Backside-Sculpted Seating
The Cruz Stool is a Classic Piece That Hugs Your Lower Contours
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Smooth Cork Seating
Smooth Cork Seating
The Eroded Stool by I M Lab Looks Like Liquid Wore It Down
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Stacked Storage Stools
Stacked Storage Stools
O Perche Compartments Elevate Possessions for Easy Access
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Sculptural Wood Seating
Sculptural Wood Seating
The Fiore and Delta Stools by Karim Rashid is Traditional Unconventional
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Fanned Out Plywood Perches
Fanned Out Plywood Perches
Pleat Stool Has the Graceful Silhouette of a Spinning Girl in a Gown
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Adaptable Eco Furnishings
Adaptable Eco Furnishings
The Clever and Convenient Coffee Set Functions as Both Stool and Table
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Angular Contemporary Seating
Angular Contemporary Seating
The Kreuzband Stool by Judith Jacobi is Made from Rope and Wood
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Nerdy Tetris Sofas
Nerdy Tetris Sofas
The Grid Sofa and Stool by Kim HyunJoo Showcases a Cubic Aesthetic
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Spin-and-Slot Seating
Spin-and-Slot Seating
The Olly Foldable Stool is Ideal for Space-Starved Apartments
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E-Junk Seats
E-Junk Seats
The 'N + ew: No More Electronic Waste' Project Makes Use of Tech Trash
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Handmade Minimalist Seating
Handmade Minimalist Seating
These COCKOSH Wood Stools are Stunning
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Math-Like Furniture Designs
Math-Like Furniture Designs
The Chitaly Collection is Made out of Plywood and Raystone
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Unsteady Legged Seating
Unsteady Legged Seating
The Trippin' Series Plays with One's Visual Perception of Stability
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Bottle Stopper Barstools
Bottle Stopper Barstools
The Bar{k} Stool is Composed of a Fitting Material for a Wine Bar
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Handmade Ombre Stools
Handmade Ombre Stools
These Stools from Karlsson and Bjork Are Easy to Make
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Cutely Bracketed Seating
Cutely Bracketed Seating
James Uren Designs Simple Yet Quirky Furniture
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Chic Lumber Seating
Chic Lumber Seating
The Tripod Stool by Eunjin Jung Unites Age-Old Craft with Contemporary Style
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Building Block Stools
Building Block Stools
The Asterisk Stool by Christina Sicoli is Designed to Be Built and Broken
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Balancing Umbrella-Style Stools
Balancing Umbrella-Style Stools
The Chiks Seat is as Compact a Chair as You'll Ever See
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Faceted Timber Furniture
Faceted Timber Furniture
Diamond Wood by Tesler-Mendelovitch is Sculpturally Prismatic
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Interchangeably Capped Chairs
Interchangeably Capped Chairs
The 2nd Shift Studio Stool Has Versatility Like Few Simple Seats Do
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Modular Fitness Furniture
Modular Fitness Furniture
The Jopple Stool Encourages Active Healthy Lifestyles
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Subtly Curved Seating
Subtly Curved Seating
The Alvo Stool for Urbancase is Completely Made by Hand
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Built-In Stool Tables
Built-In Stool Tables
The Quad Micro Bar Folds Up to Accommodate Tight Spaces
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Childish Plywood Stools
Childish Plywood Stools
The WEAMO Kids Furniture is Colorful, Comfortable and Durable
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Comfy Wooden Stools
Comfy Wooden Stools
The Ash Cushion by Mary Dickerson is Responsive to Touch
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Expandable Saucer Desks
Expandable Saucer Desks
This Foldable Chair and Table Provides a Portable Productivity Hub
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Colorful Cork Furniture
Colorful Cork Furniture
The Sputnik Stool and Table is a Fun Multi-Functional Design
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Arching Wooden Seats
Arching Wooden Seats
Flexible Bamboo Stool by Grass Studio is Completely Recyclable
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Ottoman-Embedded Tables
Ottoman-Embedded Tables
2Stools by Nir Meiri Offers a Whimsical Lounge Space-Saving Solution
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Swiveling Stool Stations
Swiveling Stool Stations
Geoffrey Graven's Tandem Furniture is a Seat, Storage and Table in One
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Icing-Inspired Stools
Icing-Inspired Stools
The D-Vision 'Soft Comfort Seats' are Oddly Shaped But Extremely Soothing
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Adjustable Multifunctional Furniture
Adjustable Multifunctional Furniture
The Takka Table and Stools is Made for Small Spaces
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