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Modern Furniture Design

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances—both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: Modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, Modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

     Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs—many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principles Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, and the Eames’s Lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

     It’s difficult to overstate the influence that Modernism continues to wield over designers and architects—and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Woody Pouf by Houtique
Located in Geneve, CH
Woody pouf by Houtique Materials: Wood, cotton fabric Dimensions: H 45 x D 40 cm Pouf with wood structure and 100% cotton fabric, TEAD foam with fibre-covered. Designed by Hout...
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2010s Spanish Modern Stools

Materials

Cotton, Wood

Unique Bar Stool T-009 by Studio Nicolas Erauw
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique bar stool T-009 by Studio Nicolas Erauw Piece unique 1 of 1 Dimensions: H 70 CM x Ø 33 CM Materials: Aluminum, wax dipped 13 kg Part of the on-going ‘Wax on/Wax off ser...
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2010s Belgian Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Viccarbe Last Minute High Stool by Patricia Urquiola, Black
Located in Miami, FL
High stool by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola for Viccarbe. A rotomoulded polyethylene seat with a lacquered steel frame and stainless steel footrest. Its structural design...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Stools

Materials

Stainless Steel

Double Arch Chair by Rossi Studio
Located in Manchester, MA
An arch floating above its mirror image. Studio Rossi double arch chair defies gravity. Two simple swooping lines held apart by two powder coated aluminum spheres create a stunning s...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Viccarbe Last Minute High Stool by Patricia Urquiola, White
Located in Miami, FL
stool by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola for Viccarbe. A rotomoulded polyethylene seat with a lacquered steel frame and stainless steel footrest. Its structural design has ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Stools

Materials

Stainless Steel

Proportions of Stone Stool by Lee Sisan
Located in Geneve, CH
Proportions of stone stool 05 by Lee Sisan 2020 Dimensions: W 36 x D 36 x H 45 cm Materials: Stainless steel, natural stone Each piece is made to order and uses natural stones,...
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2010s South Korean Modern Stools

Materials

Stone, Steel

DGD Counter Stool, Maple with Leather, Boucle, Felt, or COM COL, Made in USA
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The DGD counter stool finds formality and comfort in the industrial and organic. Shown in maple and smoke leather Also available with: Metal finishing in standard RAL colors Wo...
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2010s American Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Manhattan Cube Side Table/ Stool, 21st Century by Margit Wittig
Located in London, GB
The Manhattan Cube is a deceptively simple side table, created by artist-designer Margit Wittig that can double up as a sculptural seat. It replicates a shape which Margit is fond o...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Stools

Materials

Epoxy Resin

Materiality Vol. 1: Side Table & Stool by Eduard Locota. Acrylic Glass & Bronze
Located in Timisoara, RO
MATERIALITY series represents the thinnest line between sculpture and design. TECHNICAL DATA: Each piece is entirely made by hand by Eduard Locota himself, from acrylic glass & ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balkan Modern Stools

Materials

Bronze

Set of 2 Contemporary Barstools in Black Oak/ Suede Calfskin Leather
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted barstool upholstered in leather. Frame material: blackened solid American oak. Upholstery: Prime Nubuck leather in dark grey 10. Footrest: Antique brass.     
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2010s European Modern Stools

Materials

Oak, Leather

Side Table Stool Modern Square Steel Italian Limited Edition Design
Located in Ancona, Marche
Side table get lost! Made of mirror polished stainless steel. Side table dimension: L 45, W 45, H 57cm. This side table can be used as a stool. Peter Marino selected an sculptural be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Stainless Steel

Marble Gamma Stool by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Gamma stool by Pietro Franceschini Sold Exclusively by GALERIE PHILIA Materials: Nero Marquina Dimensions: W 70cm, L 35cm, H 45cm Origin: Italy (Carrara) Manufacturer: Corsanini SRL ...
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2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Marble

Jade Stool by Draga & Aurel Resin and Brass, 21st Century
Located in Como, IT
Transparency Matters collection by Draga&Aurel: Stool formed from cast resin and solid brass. The finished product looks like a precious gem. Handcrafted in our Atelier in Como. Each...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Lalanne Style Vintage Shearling Lamb Sculpture or Footstool, circa 1980
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This designer on-trend Lalanne style sheep is ready to be your best friend on otherwise lonely nights and serve as a foot stool / ottoman or as a stand-alone animal sculpture. Also c...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Stools

Materials

Wool

Taurus by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Taurus by Pietro Franceschini Sold exclusively by Galerie Philia Manufacturer: Stefano Minotti Dimensions: W 76 x L 52 x H 54 cm Materials: Lamb and ashwood Available in Bouclé ...
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2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Bouclé, Ash

Ensemble of 3 Cha-Cha-Cha' Stools by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Ensemble of 3 Cha-Cha-Cha stools by Pietro Franceschini Sold exclusively by Galerie Philia Materials: Nero Marquina marble Dimensions: 1. W 30cm, L 30cm, H 45cm 2. W 30cm, L 30cm, H...
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2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Marble

Bardot Counterstool with Leather Seat and Satin Copper Hardware by Gabriel Scott
Located in New York, NY
A simplified silhouette that seduces the eye, the Bardot stool offers a new perspective from every angle. By fusing a fine-profile black metal frame with contrasting hardware, the st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Stools

Materials

Copper

Atlas Stool by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Atlas stool by Pietro Franceschini Sold exclusively by Galerie Philia Manufacturer: Stefano Minotti Dimensions: W 49 x H 52 cm Materials: Lamb, cast brass Available materials: L...
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2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Reeves Swivel Bar Stool with Ash legs stained Walnut, Leather and Brass Accents
Located in Westport, CT
Swivel bar stool with Ash legs stained Walnut #2 and brushed brass accents. Seat and back shown upholstered in green leather. Available in bar and counter height. Wood, stain and met...
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2010s Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Un Beso En El Mar Marble Sculpted Stool by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Paonazzo Marble Sculpted Stool by Pietro Franceschini Sold exclusively by Galerie Philia Materials: Paonazzo marble Dimensions: W 32cm, L 41cm, H 50cm Origin: Italy (Carrara) Manufac...
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2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Marble

Cha-Cha-Cha' Stool by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Cha-Cha-Cha' stool by Pietro Franceschini Sold exclusively by Galerie Philia Materials: Nero Marquina marble Dimensions: W 30cm, L 30cm, H 56cm Origin: Italy (Carrara) Manufacturer: ...
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2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Marble

Manhattan Cube Side Table/ Stool, white, European, 21st Century by Margit Wittig
Located in London, GB
The Manhattan cube is a deceptively simple side table, created by artist-designer Margit Wittig that can double up as a sculptural seat. It replicates a shape which Margit is fond o...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Stools

Materials

Epoxy Resin

White Aluminium Stool with Lapping Cane Seating from Anodised Wicker Collection
Located in London, GB
For the exhibition ‘Giles Round: The Director’ at the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, Tino Seubert realised a bench and stool from a new furniture series inspired by Donald Judd and B...
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2010s British Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Ride or Die Aged Brass Stool by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Contemporary aged brass stool by Pietro Franceschini Sold exclusively by Galerie Philia Materials: Aged brass Dimensions: W 76cm L 31cm H 45cm Origin: Italy Manufacturer: Fonderia A...
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2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Medusa Stool by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Medusa stool by Pietro Franceschini Sold exclusively by Galerie Philia Manufacturer: Stefano Minotti Dimensions: W 47 x L 60 x H 55cm Materials: Lamb Also available in Bouclé...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Bouclé

Un Beso En El Mar Marble Sculpted Stool by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Un Beso En El Mar marble sculpted Stool by Pietro Franceschini Sold exclusively by GALERIE PHILIA Materials: Paonazzo marble Dimensions: W 32 cm, L 41 cm, H 50 cm Origin: Italy (Carr...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Marble

Golia Stool by Draga&Aurel Resin and Brass, 21st Century
Located in Como, IT
Dialoghi Mimetici Collection by Draga&Aurel: Stool in concrete with details obtained through a technique involving the corrosion of sea salt. Top in cast resin. Details in brass. Ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Cement, Brass

Pair of Contemporary Aged Brass Side Table and Stool by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Pair of Contemporary Aged brass Side Table and Stool by Pietro Franceschini Sold exclusively by Galerie Philia Materials: Aged brass Dimensions: W 19cm, L 19cm, H 73cm W 76cm, L 31cm...
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2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Los Tres Deseos Sculpted Stools by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Los Tres Deseos Sculpted Stools by Pietro Franceschini Sold Exclusively by GALERIE PHILIA Materials: White Onyx Dimensions: W 36cm, L 35cm, H 45cm Origin: Italy (Carrara) Manufacture...
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2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Onyx

Deseo No.2 Sculpted Stool by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Deseo No.2 sculpted stool by Pietro Franceschini Sold exclusively by GALERIE PHILIA Materials: White onyx Dimensions: W 36cm, L 35cm, H 45cm Origin: Italy (Carrara) Manufacturer: Cor...
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2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Onyx

Deseo No.1 Sculpted Stool by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Deseo no.1 sculpted stool by Pietro Franceschini Sold exclusively by Galerie Philia Materials: White onyx Dimensions: W 36cm, L 35cm, H 45cm Origin: Italy (Carrara) Pietro Francesc...
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2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Onyx

Vintage Clear Lucite Vanity Bench On Wheels with Upholstered Cushion
Located in North Miami, FL
This chic vintage clear lucite vanity bench has 2 tiers under the cushion which has been newly re-upholstered in a chenille colorful abstract fabric with a dark gray background infus...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Stools

Materials

Upholstery, Lucite

Day Bench, Pillow & Headrest
Located in Geneve, CH
Day bench with pillow and headrest by Bicci de' Medici Studio Dimensions: 147 x 33 x H 33.7 cm Materials: Natural wood. Oiled. Mat finished. Linen pillow and headrest. Technique: ...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Stools

Materials

Linen, Wood, Wood

Cassina Leather Bar Stools by Mario Bellini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Limited production design with walnut footrest bone white saddle leather on steel frame.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Leather

Dish Solid Wood Sculptural Carved Side Table Douglas Fir Limited Edition
Located in Bainbridge Island, WA
A limited edition run of our well known Dish Side Table made from twice reclaimed Northwest old growth fir to commemorate our ten year studio anniversary. Built in the USA from soli...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Fir

Dish Solid Wood Sculptural Carved Side Table Douglas Fir Limited Edition
Located in Bainbridge Island, WA
Taking inspiration from hand carved African stools, a scooped out tabletop is created with a little help from technology. A CNC router is used to cut away the wood bowl leaving behin...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Ash

Dish Solid Wood Contemporary Sculptural Carved Side Coffee Stool Table Natural
Located in Bainbridge Island, WA
Taking inspiration from hand-carved African stools, a scooped out tabletop is created with a little help from technology. A CNC router is used to cut away the wood bowl leaving behin...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Ash

Dish Solid Wood Contemporary Sculptural Carved Side Coffee Stool Table Black
Located in Bainbridge Island, WA
Taking inspiration from hand-carved African stools, a scooped out tabletop is created with a little help from technology. A CNC router is used to cut away the wood bowl leaving behin...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Ash

Saddle Indoor Outdoor Sculptural Welded Bronze Patina Side Table Stool
Located in Bainbridge Island, WA
A U-shaped multi-sided sculpture that can be used in any orientation as a stool or side table. Fabricated of precision cut and welded bronze for indoor and outdoor use. As each stool...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Bronze

Modern Ebony Black Velvet Bar Stool with Oak Base
Located in Mexico, MX
Helsinki collection. Helsinki bar stool: simple, elegant, comfortable. Available in oak and walnut base or in custom materials, may be upholstered with variety of fabrics and colors....
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Stools

Materials

Velvet, Oak

Customizable Mitre Stool from Souda, Low, Maple, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Mitre stool is a durable, yet visually light stool with a refined technicality. Composed of four separate planes, the seat of the stool is a geometric play off of ergonomic stand...
Category

2010s American Modern Stools

Materials

Maple

Everlastingreen Table and Stool Set by Richard Yasmine
Located in Geneve, CH
Everlasting green table and stool set by Richard Yasmine Materials: Gaugin granite with solid polished brass legs Dimensions: - Table: 42cm x 136cm x 48cm - Stool: 16.5cm x ...
Category

2010s Lebanese Modern Stools

Materials

Granite, Brass

Customizable Low Sass Stool from Souda, Dining Chair, Seating, Shape A
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This listing is for 1 Sass Stool from Souda. We offer three different shapes (A, B, & C). This listing is for 'A', which is the stool in the first image. 'B' and 'C' are available in...
Category

2010s American Modern Stools

Materials

Wood, Ash

Customizable Pair of Mitre Stools from Souda, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This listing is for a pair of the stools. The price includes two stools. The Mitre stool is a durable, yet visually light stool with a refined technicality. Composed of four separ...
Category

2010s American Modern Stools

Materials

Maple

Khayzaran Fairuz Set by Richard Yasmine
Located in Geneve, CH
Khayzaran Fairuz set by Richard Yasmine Materials: Solid maple wood, genuine leather and polished solid brass Dimensions: - Chair: 72 x 60 x 60 cm - Stool: 72 x 60 x 60 cm Le...
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2010s Lebanese Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Teddy Pouf
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Teddy Pouf is the accompanying ottoman to the Teddy chair, and part of our first collection of upholstered designs. Upholstered in fabric by a company that supplies teddy bear ma...
Category

2010s American Modern Stools

Materials

Faux Fur

Customizable Mitre Counter Stool from Souda, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Mitre stool is a durable, yet visually light stool with a refined technicality. Composed of four separate planes, the seat of the stool is a geometric play off of ergonomic stand...
Category

2010s American Modern Stools

Materials

Steel, Metal

Customizable Mitre Stool from Souda, Black, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Mitre stool is a durable, yet visually light stool with a refined technicality. Composed of four separate planes, the seat of the stool is a geometric play off of ergonomic stand...
Category

2010s American Modern Stools

Materials

Ash, Wood

Ribbon, Indoor/Outdoor Aluminum Stool by LAUN
By Laun
Located in San Marino, CA
Simultaneously delicate and bold, the Ribbon stool is a playful addition to the LAUN catalog. The layered aluminum tubes stack together to form either a solid or multicolored array a...
Category

2010s American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Puffy Chair by Anadora Lupo, Handmade Stainless Steel Armchair / Artwork
Located in Timisoara, RO
Build process Technique: Cast iron, welded stainless steel. 100% hand crafted from zero by the artist. Build process takes between 3-4 weeks; please allow extra time for custom orde...
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2010s Balkan Modern Stools

Materials

Metal, Sheet Metal

Throne by Anadora Lupo, handmade stainless steel armchair /metal chair / artwork
Located in Timisoara, RO
Build process Technique: welded stainless steel, wrought iron. 100% hand crafted from zero by the artist. Build process takes between 3-4 weeks; please allow extra time for custom o...
Category

2010s Balkan Modern Stools

Materials

Metal, Sheet Metal

Fish Stool by Anadora Lupo, handmade stainless steel design chair / artwork
Located in Timisoara, RO
Build process Technique: welded stainless steel, wrought iron. 100% hand crafted from zero by the artist. Build process takes between 3-4 weeks; please allow extra time for custom o...
Category

2010s Balkan Modern Stools

Materials

Metal, Sheet Metal

Customizable Modern Black Mitre Wooden Stool from Souda, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Mitre stool is a durable, yet visually light stool with a refined technicality. Composed of four separate planes, the seat of the stool is a geometric play off of ergonomic stand...
Category

2010s American Modern Stools

Materials

Metal, Steel

Guillerme et Chambron, Oak Stool, Edition Votre Maison
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
An oak stool edition Votre Maison circa 1970.
Category

20th Century French Modern Stools

Materials

Oak

Hex No.2 Modern and Futuristic Ottoman, Wood with Fabric Top Stool-Gray Pouf
Located in istanbul, TR
Hand-made lacquered covered wooden stool, topped by complementary cushion with your choice of a textile. The production involves constant form study, quality management, attention to...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Lacquer, Fabric

Hex No.1 Modern and Futuristic Ottoman, Fabric Stool / Mid Size Pouf
Located in istanbul, TR
Contrasting soft and sharp, hand-made Hex Stool No.1 is an edgy wooden frame wrapped by cushions for extra comfort. The production involves constant form study, quality management, a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Fabric

Hex No.2 Modern and Futuristic Ottoman, Wood with Fabric Top Stool-Black Pouf
Located in istanbul, TR
Hand-made lacquered covered wooden stool, topped by complementary cushion with your choice of a textile. The production involves constant form study, quality management, attention to...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Fabric, Lacquer

Hex No.1 Modern and Futuristic Ottoman, Fabric Stool / Small Size Pouf
Located in istanbul, TR
Contrasting soft and sharp, hand-made Hex Stool No.1 is an edgy wooden frame wrapped by cushions for extra comfort. The production involves constant form study, quality management, a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Fabric