I often dream of having a dedicated studio: a loft with nothing but space, a simple table, a weaving loom, maybe even a potter’s wheel. Then reality sets in as I recall hopeless city real estate, and all the expensive smocks I would require. If you’re fortunate enough to have a proper studio to work in, here is a list of 10 sturdy stools to work on.
Above: The Frama Adam Stool, shown in Natural Leather and Raw Steel, is one of a few combinations available; $557 for the 65-centimeter-high stool at Frama. Above: The HAY Soft Edge P30 Bar Stool in Black is $178 for the 65cm high size at Finnish Design Shop. Above: The Makr Metal Tropical Stool, shown in White, is available in a range of colors. The 30-inch size is $650 at Makr. Above: The Emeco Stool, available in polished or brushed steel, is designed Philippe Starck and comes in both counter height or bar height sizes starting at $570 from Emeco. Above: The Cobb Indoor/Outdoor Counter Stool, shown in Bright White, is $299 at Rejuvenation. Above: The IKEA Råskog Bar Stool in Black is an affordable price of $50. Above: The Tolix Marais Stool, available in Black, White, and Gunmetal Grey, and in two heights, starts at $445 at Design Within Reach. Above: The Normann Copenhagen Circa Bar Stool in Black Steel is designed by Simon Legald for $214 at Finnish Design Shop. Above: The Schoolhouse Utility Stool, in a height of 30 inches, comes in five colors among them Persimmon, as shown here. The stool is $299. Above: An art store option is the Studio Stool from Studio Designs comes in three basic colors of seats (black, grey, and white); $49.42 at Blick. Above: The Makr Factory Stool, shown in Pale Gray, is 28 inches high; $600 at Makr. Above: Another budget option is the National Public Seating Steel Stool in Grey starting at $55.87 on Amazon. Above: The Menu Afteroom Counter Stool in Black is $214 at Finnish Design Shop.
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N.B.: This post was originally published on August 7, 2013. We have updated it with new and additional product selections and current pricing.