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Minimalist Stools

MINIMALIST STYLE

A revival in the popularity of authentic Minimalist furniture is rooted in history while reflecting the needs and tastes of the 21st century. Designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s aphorism that “less is more” influenced the evolution of 20th-century interiors with an emphasis on function and order. This was a shift from the 19th century, with its lavish Victorian decorating, and was spread around the world through design styles including Bauhaus and brutalism.

Yet Minimalism was present in furniture design long before the clean lines of modernism, such as in the simple and elegant utility of Shaker furniture. Although the Minimalist art movement of the 1960s and ’70s had little crossover with furniture design, artist Donald Judd was inspired by the Shakers in creating his own spare daybeds and tables from sturdy wood. (Judd, whose advocacy of symmetry also informed his architectural projects, furnished his Manhattan loft with unassuming but poetic works by iconic modernist designers such as Gerrit Rietveld and Alvar Aalto.)

Understatement rather than ornamentation and open space instead of clutter are central themes for a Minimalist living room and bedroom. As opposed to Maximalism, the focus for Minimalist furniture and decor is on simplicity and considering the design and purpose of every object.

Furnishings are usually made in neutral or monochrome colors and pared down to their essentials — think nesting coffee tables, sectional sofas and accent pieces such as ottomans. And Minimalist ceramics can help achieve a decor that is both timeless and of the moment. The organic textures and personalization of handmade craftsmanship associated with these works have served as a sort of anti-Internet to screen-weary decorators. That said, while the thoughtful ergonomics of Scandinavian modern furniture, with its handcrafted teak frames, are at home in Minimalist spaces, so are the quietly striking pieces by Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa that employ industrial materials like stainless steel, aluminum and plastic.

Minimalist furniture is not for making flashy statements; it boasts subdued appeal and excels at harmonizing with any room. And, as it encompasses many different movements and eras of design, it also never goes out of style, owing to its tasteful refinement.

Find a collection of Minimalist tables, seating, lighting and more furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Minimalist
19th Century, French Oak Xl Milk Stool
Located in Nijlen, BE
This large 19th century French milk stool has a very nice patina due to years of use. Naturally aged and full of character in texture. Handy as ...
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19th Century French Antique Minimalist Stools

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Oak

ARIA BENCH, Travertine Marble Utility Sculpture by Rebeca Cors
Located in Ciudad de México, CDMX
Rebeca Cors (México,1988). Cors' work oscillates between sculpture and function, studying its limits and meeting points. As a result, Cors creates abstract sculptures -and- utility sculpture...
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2010s Mexican Minimalist Stools

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Marble

NERU TOTEM STOOL 3, Marble Utility Sculpture by Rebeca Cors
Located in Ciudad de México, CDMX
Rebeca Cors (México,1988). Cors' work oscillates between sculpture and function, studying its limits and meeting points. As a result, Cors creates abstract sculptures -and- utility s...
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2010s Mexican Minimalist Stools

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Marble

NERU TOTEM STOOL 1, Marble Utility Sculpture by Rebeca Cors
Located in Ciudad de México, CDMX
Rebeca Cors (México,1988). Cors' work oscillates between sculpture and function, studying its limits and meeting points. As a result, Cors creates abstract sculptures -and- utility s...
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2010s Mexican Minimalist Stools

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Marble

Contemporary Cream Lacquer Mallet Drumstool by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mallet drumstool Cream Lacquer Copper Base Hand Repoussé Limited Edition Contemporary Lacquer is a technique that dates back to the Shang dynasty, circa 1600-1100 B.C. These ...
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2010s Minimalist Stools

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Copper

Vintage Stool 'Small' by Castiglioni Gaviraghi Lanza for Valenti Milano, 1980s
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Low table or stool designed by Castiglioni Gaviraghi and Lanza for Valenti & C. Milano in 1982. This beautiful and timeless design piece is made of an unibody molded ABS chassis-a o...
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1980s Italian Vintage Minimalist Stools

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Plastic

Modern Interpretation of Ancient Greek Style VECCA Stool by Lowlit Collective
Located in Seoul, SO
VECCA Series Stool by Lowlit Collective Material Locally sourced PCR, PIR polypropylene and polyethylene enhanced with locally sourced oystershell base calsium carbonate Tecniques ...
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2010s South Korean Minimalist Stools

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Shell, Plastic

NM07 stainless steel stool & podium
Located in Milan, IT
NM07 stool is made entirely of high polished stainless steel. The object is structured with 3mm thick steel blades interlocked together. The idea of working with only one material, a...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Stools

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Stainless Steel

4 NERU TOTEM, Radiata Wood Utility Sculpture by Rebeca Cors
Located in Ciudad de México, CDMX
4 Neru stackable TOTEM Utility sculpture: 1 Neru, functions as a stool/table Create your own TOTEM by stacking 3 or 4 Nerus! Material: Ra...
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2010s Mexican Minimalist Stools

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Wood

Fuji Wood Stool, Minimalist and Modern Inspiration from Brazil by Tiago Curioni
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Fuji stool was created from the intersection of modern Scandinavian bend design and Japanese minimalism. This curious source of inspiration came f...
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2010s South American Minimalist Stools

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Bentwood

Walnut Orange MiMi Stool by Miduny, Made in Italy
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of the MiMi series, this Minimalist, versatile stool or end table accents the home and office. Clean, faceted geometry and painted surfaces add depth and sophistication while th...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Stools

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Birch, Oak, Plywood

A_Stool Powder Coated Aluminum Counter Height in Signal Blue by Jonathan Nesci
Located in Columbus, IN
Contemporary A_Stool in counter height stool in powder-coated aluminium. A minimal, backless design in durable powder-coated aluminum. Also available in brushed, sanded, or polished ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Stools

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Aluminum

Ribbon Stool Made with Brass or Stainless Steel Body, Modern and Minimal Seating
Located in Chicago, IL
An exercise in minimalism and tension, what defines a stool and what is the least amount of material one can use while creating a comfortable resting place? The Ribbon stools are a c...
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2010s American Minimalist Stools

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Maeduep. From the series Tying Wishes Cushion Seat
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Maeduep: 4x5. Cushion/ Seat by WKND Lab From the series Tying Wishes Cotton, pearl cotton size: 41.7 x 31.4 x 7.4 in. (18.5) Color: white, sky blue and navy lining Cushion/ Seat ...
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2010s North Korean Minimalist Stools

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Textile, Cotton, Thread

Maeduep: Heart. Stool
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Maeduep: heart by WKND Lab From the series Tying Wishes Cotton, pearl cotton size: 19.6 x 19.6 x 16.5 in. Stool is a multi-functional cushion/stool that highlights the K...
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2010s North Korean Minimalist Stools

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Textile, Thread, Cotton

Pair of 70's Scandinavian Pinewood Minimal & Multi functional Stools / Tables
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Pair of multifunctional Scandinavian solid Pinewood Stools /Tables Minimal design and very functional in use, easy to use as a sturdy stool or as a sidetable in your space beautif...
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1970s Scandinavian Vintage Minimalist Stools

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Pine

Clavijero Lounge Chair, Rosa Morada Wood
Located in Zapopan, Jalisco
Simple lines and noble materials define Clavijero, a lounge chair and bench. Made by hand using traditional carpentry techniques, these two pieces are created for conversation, readi...
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2010s Mexican Minimalist Stools

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Cowhide

Clavijero Lounge Chair, Black Finished Oak Wood
Located in Zapopan, Jalisco
Simple lines and noble materials define Clavijero, a lounge chair and bench. Made by hand using traditional carpentry techniques, these two pieces are created for conversation, readi...
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2010s Mexican Minimalist Stools

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Cowhide, Oak

Clavijero Bench, Black Finished Oak Wood
Located in Zapopan, Jalisco
Simple lines and noble materials define Clavijero, a bench. Made by hand using traditional carpentry techniques, these two pieces are created for conversation, reading, rest, and con...
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2010s Mexican Minimalist Stools

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Cowhide, Oak

Okha, "Carlotta", Barstool
By OKHA
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Upholstery COM or COL Leather Black, mocca, navy, straw, anthracite, elephant, oyster, latte or white Wood Natural ash, natural oak, carbon ash, carbon oak, dark java ash, d...
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2010s South African Minimalist Stools

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Leather, Upholstery, Ash, Walnut

Sculptural Breccia Medicea Marble Stool "Throne of Dioniso" by Lorenzo Ciompi
Located in Rome, IT
Sculptural breccia medicea marble stool /side table "throne of DIONISO" by Lorenzo Ciompi 2021 breccia medicea handmade stool honed limited editions n.3 of 10 executed in 2023 v...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Stools

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Breccia Marble

Carciofi Stool Designed By Chloé Nègre
Located in PARIS, FR
The Carciofi stool was designed and imagined for the Hotel Saint-André des Arts in Paris. Its iconic design was inspired by the floral shapes of 70s furniture...
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2010s European Minimalist Stools

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Wood, Cotton, Walnut

Italian Minimalist Sculptural Wood Log Stool by Gavina 1980s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elevate your space with the timeless charm of the Italian Minimalist Sculptural Wood Log Stool by Gavina, a masterpiece from the 1980s. Crafted entirely...
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1980s Italian Vintage Minimalist Stools

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Wood

21th Century Side Table and Stool, Murano Blown Glass, Isola Kanz
By kanz
Located in Venezia, Veneto
ISOLA is a coffee table/stool made of glass in Murano in 2023. It is a unique piece, handmade and mouth-blown by Venetian glass masters. Its large size and complex workmanship make i...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Stools

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Art Glass

Duna shifting stool, Deep Red
Located in Madrid, Madrid
A stool, but much more than just a seat with our unique and innovative design, introducing DUNA Shifting Stool. A shifting stool with the possibility of being used as a seat, includ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Minimalist Stools

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Wood

21st Century Minimalist Rift Sawn White Oak Swivel Counter Stool
Located in Oakhurst, NJ
The 21st century Minimalist Rift Sawn White Oak Swivel Counter Stool are designed to function as seating for kitchen islands and kitchen counters. The stool seats swivel 90 degrees t...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Stools

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Steel

Okha, "Lola", Barstool/Counter Stool
By OKHA
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Upholstery COM or COL Dimensions Barstool: 21.3" W x 16" D x 29.1" H, 29.1" SH Counter Stool: 21.3" W x 16" D x 26.8" H, 26.8" SH
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2010s South African Minimalist Stools

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Leather, Upholstery, Ash, Walnut

Duna shifting stool, Oak
Located in Madrid, Madrid
A stool, but much more than just a seat with our unique and innovative design, introducing DUNA Shifting Stool. A shifting stool with the possibility of being used as a seat, includ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Minimalist Stools

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Wood

BALTIC BIRCH PLYWOOD STOOL with upholstered cushion
Located in East Hampton, NY
The Stool is made from premium Baltic Birch Plywood. Its legs are formed by two folded prisms that lock together in the center. The stool is both functional and sculptural, changing ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Stools

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Birch, Plywood

Duna shifting stool, White
Located in Madrid, Madrid
A stool, but much more than just a seat with our unique and innovative design, introducing DUNA Shifting Stool. A shifting stool with the possibility of being used as a seat, includ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Minimalist Stools

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Wood

Duna shifting stool, Black
Located in Madrid, Madrid
A stool, but much more than just a seat with our unique and innovative design, introducing DUNA Shifting Stool. A shifting stool with the possibility of being used as a seat, includ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Minimalist Stools

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Wood

Duna shifting stool, Dark Wood
Located in Madrid, Madrid
A stool, but much more than just a seat with our unique and innovative design, introducing DUNA Shifting Stool. A shifting stool with the possibility of being used as a seat, includ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Minimalist Stools

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Wood

Handcrafted Wood & Leather English Bar Stools
Located in London, GB
Minimum order of 2. Handcrafted English Ash and Leather bar stools. Designed with a intentionally minimalist aesthetic - whilst maintaining robustness, rigidity and an obvious finel...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Minimalist Stools

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Leather, Ash

Cast Resin 'Paper - Windows and Curly Q's 02' Stool, by Zachary A. Design
Located in Chicago, IL
Intimate like a written letter. You can sense the artist’s hand – feel their history from each mark, fold and crease on the surface. The pieces in this Paper collection are sketches ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Stools

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Resin, Fiberglass

Cast Resin 'Paper - Windows and Curly Q's 05' Stool, by Zachary A. Design
Located in Chicago, IL
Intimate like a written letter. You can sense the artist’s hand – feel their history from each mark, fold and crease on the surface. The pieces in this Paper collection are sketches ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Stools

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Resin, Fiberglass

Cast Resin 'Paper - Windows and Curly Q's 06' Stool, by Zachary A. Design
Located in Chicago, IL
Intimate like a written letter. You can sense the artist’s hand – feel their history from each mark, fold and crease on the surface. The pieces in this Paper collection are sketches ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Stools

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Resin, Fiberglass

Cast Resin 'Paper - Windows and Curly Q's 01' Stool, by Zachary A. Design
Located in Chicago, IL
Intimate like a written letter. You can sense the artist’s hand – feel their history from each mark, fold and crease on the surface. The pieces in this Paper collection are sketches ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Stools

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Resin, Fiberglass

Anca Sculptural Side Table or Stool in Tropical Hardwood by Pedro Paulo Venzon
Located in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina
Anca (translate into English as "Hips ") is a side table / stool that forms part of a trio of pieces called the "Tríptico Infame" (Infamous Triptych). The “Tríptico Infame” is a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Minimalist Stools

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Hardwood

Cast Resin 'Paper - Windows and Curly Q's 04' Stool, by Zachary A. Design
Located in Chicago, IL
Intimate like a written letter. You can sense the artist’s hand – feel their history from each mark, fold and crease on the surface. The pieces in this Paper collection are sketches ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Stools

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Resin, Fiberglass

Cast Resin 'Paper - Windows and Curly Q's 03' Stool, by Zachary A. Design
Located in Chicago, IL
Intimate like a written letter. You can sense the artist’s hand – feel their history from each mark, fold and crease on the surface. The pieces in this Paper collection are sketches ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Stools

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Resin, Fiberglass

Maya Lin for Knoll White Stone Stool
Located in Pasadena, TX
About: Maya Lin's collection of stones, introduced in 1998 in celebration of Knoll's 60th anniversary, reflects the famed architect's signature subtlety. "At the heart of this furni...
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Late 20th Century American Minimalist Stools

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Concrete

Contemporary Dark Blue Arc Stool in Solid Hardwood Maple by JUNTOS
Located in New York, NY
Designed to bring people together, the Arc stool is the signature piece of the collection and honors the humble low seat as the cornerstone of every living space. The angled legs and...
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2010s American Minimalist Stools

Materials

Maple

Contemporary Deep Purple Burgundy Arc Stool in Solid Hardwood Maple by JUNTOS
Located in New York, NY
Designed to bring people together, the Arc stool is the signature piece of the collection and honors the humble low seat as the cornerstone of every living space. The angled legs and...
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2010s American Minimalist Stools

Materials

Maple

Contemporary Light Green Arc Stool in Solid Hardwood Maple by JUNTOS
Located in New York, NY
Designed to bring people together, the Arc stool is the signature piece of the collection and honors the humble low seat as the cornerstone of every living space. The angled legs and...
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2010s American Minimalist Stools

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Maple

Stool in Teak, Cane and Upholstery by Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh, c. 1959
Located in New York City, NY
Petite stool with a satisfying visual weight. The tone of the wood is quite warm, with beautiful patina. The seat cushion can be removed to reveal a simply caned seat.
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20th Century Indian Minimalist Stools

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Cane, Teak, Upholstery

Swedish Designer, Stool, Pine, Sweden, 1970s
Located in High Point, NC
A solid pine stool or side table designed and produced in Sweden, 1970s.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Minimalist Stools

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Pine

Stool
Located in Tel Aviv, IL
as a homage to the iconic Scandinavian furniture from the early 1960’s, has a light yet stable appearance. Although modest in scale, the stool has the unique capability of holding a ...
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2010s Israeli Minimalist Stools

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Steel

Fumed Oak Round Top Foundation Side Table / Stool
Located in Portland, OR
Solid wood stool / side table in fumed white oak with round top. The fuming process reacts with the tannins in the wood and results in a color through, rich amber tone. With a clean ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Stools

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Oak

Oak Square Top Foundation Side Table / Stool
Located in Portland, OR
Solid wood stool / side table in white oak with square top. With a clean and minimal design, these stools are handmade in Portland, Oregon with mortise and tenon joinery in Material'...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Stools

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Oak

Walnut Round Top Foundation Side Table / Stool
Located in Portland, OR
Solid wood stool / side table in stunning hand oiled Oregon Black Walnut. With a clean and minimal design, these stools are handmade in Portland, Oregon with mortise and tenon joiner...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Stools

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Walnut

NM06 stainless steel stool & podium
Located in Milan, IT
NM06 stool is made entirely of high polidshed stainless steel. The object is structured with 3mm thick steel blades interlocked together. The idea of working with only one material, ...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Stools

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Stainless Steel, Iron

Carob Counter Stool by Sun at Six, Sienna Minimalist Stool in Oak Wood
Located in San Jose, CA
Sun at six is a contemporary furniture design studio working with traditional Chinese joinery masters to handcraft our pieces using traditional joinery. This minimal counter stool combines clean lines with quality material: solid white oak and vegetable tanned leather from a multi-generation family-run Italian tannery in Tuscany. Made using traditional joinery techniques with exposed tenons visible throughout. For the Carob stool...
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2010s Chinese Minimalist Stools

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Leather, Oak

Christian Liaigre for Holly Hunt Leather and Bronze Bench, Minimal Modern France
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Christian Liaigre for Holly Hunt Leather and Bronze bench, Minimal Modern France. Cream leather top. Solid metal base. Sleek and minimal with substa...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Minimalist Stools

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Bronze

Chene Wood Stool in Oak, Maple or Ash
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Measures: W 13in (33cm) x D 13in (33cm) x H 17in (43cm). Available in Bleached Ash, Ebonized Ash, Natural Waxed Oak, Fumed Oak, or Oxidized Oak. Also available in Walnut upon reques...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Stools

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Wood

Teta Sculptural Side Table or Stool in Tropical Hardwood by Pedro Paulo Venzon
Located in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina
Teta (translate into English as "Nipples ") is a side table that forms part of a trio of pieces called the "Tríptico Infame" (Infamous Triptych). The “Tríptico Infame” is a look ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Minimalist Stools

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Hardwood

Swedish Designer, Stool, Pine, Sweden, 1970s
Located in High Point, NC
A pine stool designed and produced in Sweden, 1970s.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Minimalist Stools

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Pine

Swedish Designer, Stools, Pine, Sweden, 1970s
Located in High Point, NC
A pair of solid pine stools, designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1970s.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Minimalist Stools

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Pine

Cast Resin 'King Me' Side Table, White Stone Finish by Zachary A. Design
Located in Chicago, IL
A sense of muted regality, and a grounding force. Ornamentation is integrated into its structure, guiding the eye through its stone-laden points and imbuing it with a sense of stabil...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Stools

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Resin, Fiberglass

Minimalist stools for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Minimalist stools for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage stools created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating, tables, building and garden elements and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Minimalist stools made in a specific country, there are North America, United States, and Europe pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original stools, popular names associated with this style include Zachary A. Bitner, Rebeca Cors, SP01, and Tim Rundle. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for stools differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $325 and tops out at $62,000 while the average work can sell for $1,200.

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