An addition to the fiberglass range in 1957, the Draftsman's Side Stools were created with the workplace market in mind. Part of a series of Fiberglass Side and Arm models, this versatile and durable stool was perfect for people within the creative arts, as the name would suggest, for draftsmen, designers, architects and painters alike.
Upon release the 600 Series Draftsman's Stools had two arm versions, the 622NA and 622TA, as well as two sister Side chair variants the 622NS and 622TS. The stool series had many available options of height and over the years they were available in all naked colors of fiberglass or a whole range of upholstery options.
The 622NS Side Stool had a built in swivel and the 622TS was with swivel and an added tilt mechanism. much like that found on the DAT fiberglass chairs. Both models of the Stools had the Herman Miller manual height adjustment on the column of the shaft just below the seat top.
The stool's base was very distinctive with the grey 'spider' foot section and ring support and was used for the best part of a decade before it was changed to a version of the Universal Base. These stools were the first plastic fiberglass chairs to be used with the new standard of base and it could also utilize castors.
The stool sold decent numbers and lasted through the generations of fiberglass side chairs until the discontinuation of the series in 1989.
These fiberglass shell topped Draftsman's Stools came in two models, the 622NS with built in swivel and the 622TS with tilt and swivel. Each model was then available in 3 base heights as well as many upholstery possibilities if required. This 1963 Herman Miller catalog excerpt describes perfectly the full available specs of the stools: