Design by Konstantin Grcic, 2006.
Made in Italy by Magis.
Angular and geometric, yet inviting, the Stool_One high stool by Magis makes a statement on its own, or as a complement to the Chair_One and Table_One designs. Seat in die-cast aluminum, treated with sputtered fluorinated titanium and painted in polyester powder. Available as a Barstool or Counter Stool in either Black, Red or White finish. White and Red stools have painted aluminum legs or Polished Aluminum legs, Black stools have Black anodized aluminum legs. Stool_One is flame-retardant and suitable for outdoor use. Stacks 4 high. Sold in sets of 2.
Sold in sets of 2. Suitable for outdoor use.
Stylish but uncomfortable
By: JD, Homeowner (Chicago)
Purchased several of the bar stools 5 years ago with expectation of cushions to be available soon after. No cushions. No back support. Metal is cold to sit on. Metal footrest uncomfortable without shoes.
Great design and quality
By: Fran F., Homeowner (Colorado)
These are very solidly built and are some of the most striking looking stools on the market today. They can also be used outdoors. The most surprising thing about them is that they are really comfortable. They don't look like it, but they are.
Outstanding construction and finish. Striking, solid and stackable.
By: Mechdaddy, Homeowner (Palo Alto, CA)
5-Stars for form, 3-stars for function. The Magis Stool_One is a clean, striking design that is unique in its form and practical in its function. The geometry echos composite stealth aerospace shapes. Bought the white. We have a kitchen island that accomodates 4 stools for daily use. When we have guests it's nice to be able to add two more spaces. Enter Stool_one which is light weight, space-saving stackable (we store them in the closet when not entertaining). It fit the bill perfectly w/o breaking the bank. I bought w/o testing in person. Honestly, they are not as comfortable as I had hoped. The openings in the seating area force you to fidget until you find the most comfortable position. A thin padded leather cushion would be a nice option but I haven't seen on for the stool, only the chair. For my next purchase I have my sights set on the awesome outdoor bench.
Designer: Konstantin Grcic
Konstantin Grcic was born in Munich, Germany in 1965. After training as a cabinet maker at Parnham College in England he studied Design at the Royal College of Art in London from 1988-1990. Since setting up his own design practice Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design in Munich in 1991 he has developed furniture, products and lighting for some of Europe's leading design companies such as Agape, Authentics, ClassiCon, Driade, Flos, Iittala, Krups, Lamy, Magis, Moormann, Moroso, Muji, Whirlpool. Konstantin Grcic creates industrial products widely described as pared down, simple, minimalist. What sets him apart from the minimalism in fashion today is that he defines function in human terms, combining maximum formal strictness with considerable mental acuity and humor.
Many of his products have received prestigious design awards. In October 2000 Konstantin Grcic was nominated "Guest of Honour" at the Interieur Biennial in Kortrijk/Belgium presenting an extensive show of his work. The Mayday-lamp produced by Flos was included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and won the Compasso D'Oro in 2001.View other products by Konstantin Grcic
Founded in 1976, Italian designer Eugenio Perazza began the first steps towards building an international design laboratory. In Latin, Magis means "more than" and that is exactly what Magis delivers while focusing on using less materials and energy. Always perched on the cutting edge, Perazza was named as "one of ten who will change the way we live."
In 1984, Magis experienced enormous success with their product Step. This ladder was snubbed upon initial release because it was not an item considered "worthy" of the furniture store circuit. However, the product met with tremendous success, especially in furniture stores, and Magisí fire was lit.
In 2004, Magis introduced their venture into the realm of children. Inspired by his granddaughter's propensity for drawing and a lack of appropriate children's desks, Eugenio Perazza conceived the Me Too Collection. He began by searching out designers who could think like a child and all the products in the collection earned Perazza's granddaugter's approval before going into production. The Me Too Collection features bright and innovative pieces that stimulate and engage children's perceptions. Me Too is about: "I'm here too and I deserve my place in the world."
By embracing the creativity of leading global designers and incorporating leading technology into the mass production of unique objects and furniture, Magis has garnered many awards and their Bottle project has earned a place in the permanent collections of many contemporary art museums.View other products from Magis