Four Barstools by Jean Royère

South Kensington Sale Date Mar 04, 2008 Lot Number 0099 Sale Number 5337


Estimate 800 – 1,200 British pounds

designed circa 1945, enamelled steel, the seats upholstered as sailor’s hats 86cm. high

(via Christie’s)

Keer Chair by Reinier de Jong

Keer Chair by Reinier de Jong

Keer Chair by Reinier de Jong

Reinier de Jong‘s KEER can be a lounger of 2 different heights or a stool, or even combined to form a sofa or bench. Each lightweight polyethylene piece is 20cm (8″) wide and can be connected to another by built-in magnets so the width options of KEER are infinite.

via MoCo Loco: MoCo Submissions

In a comment on the Dezeen blog there was a link to the Kiesler Chair on Retro to go pointing out there were design similarities.
Reinier had asked me eons ago to feature this chair, but I remembered also reading somewhere there are similarities with an other design.

Ah and I found the comment. It’s about Friedrich Kiesler:

not quite original, friedrich kiesler designed this concept already in 1942, for peggy guggenheim’s gallery in ny. February 17th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

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Another commenter there pointed to the one MoMa has in its collection

Looking closely there seem to be similarities, but also enough differences. It took me a long time to bring these issues together in one post….

Finally another commenter:

pat Says: Saw this and immediately thought of Satyendra Pakhalé’s ‘Panther’ project for Moroso’s 50th birthday. As I remember it, ‘Panther’ follows the same principle – multiple seating formats achieved by rotating the piece. Satyendra has elaborated more on the silhouette, though. See image 2 (blue background)

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But I would say…same principle yes, but a lot of difference…besides…who was earlier?

Last edited by gje on August 14, 2010

(S)tool by Langton Stead

(S)tool by Langton Stead

(S)tool by Langton Stead

… actually more a rest than a stool.

In anticipation of the upcoming warm season, this design by English designer Langton Stead will come in handy.
s(tool) is a bent wood seat back with two garden forks attached to the bottom, when inserted into your lawn you
can sit back and relax. Langton worked in conjunction with Ercol furniture, a well known bent wood furniture maker.

Via designboom.

Pumpkin Stool by Lovi

Stockholm Furniture Fair 08: Pumpkin Stool by Lovi

Lovi is a small Finnish company designing birch ply Christmas-, Easter- and year-round decorations that are all flat packed as postcards so that you can easily send them to friends and family as holiday greetings. they have come up with a stool with the same patented construction principle- ‘the pumpkin’, available in two sizes.

via designboom.

One Shot .Mgx Stool

One Shot Stool

One Shot Stool

Designed by Parisian designer Patrick Jouin for Belgian Materialise. Featured at the Salone del Mobile in Milan. Push lightly down on the center handle and the piece untwists into its functional form. One shot .mgx was purchased for the MoMA in NYC collection.

Via Luxist by Unica Home.